The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion

The Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion

by Barbara Brown Taylor
     
 

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An introduction to the contemporary debate between science and religion. The author describes her journey as a preacher who is trying to learn what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach the believer.See more details below

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An introduction to the contemporary debate between science and religion. The author describes her journey as a preacher who is trying to learn what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach the believer.

Editorial Reviews

The Jamestown Cross
The book is profound in its implications and a must-read for anyone seeking to reconcile the faith they cling to with the science they encounter.
The Midwest Book Review
In explaining why the church should care about new discoveries and insights into the physical world that modern science has to offer, Taylor suggests ways that Christians might close the gap between spirit and matter, between the secular and the sacred. The Luminous Web is profoundly rewarding reading.
Beliefnet.Com
Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest whom Newsweek named as one of the country’s leading preachers, says that . . . science and religion aren’t irreconciliable. Scientists, she says, speak about mystery and enigma; they often draw on the awe-filled language of the Psalms. And religious folk care—or ought to, anyway—about new scientific findings. . . . Taylor’s fans won’t be disappointed. She offers her usual down-to-earth honesty and eloquent wordsmithing even when her subject is quarks.
Christian Library Journal
In these four short, readable essays, Taylor seeks to relate some of the insights she has gained as a Christian from the discoveries of modern science. She rejects the view that science and religion are unconnected; instead, both scientists and believers are engaged with the mystery and the wonder of the universe we inhabit.
Midwest Book Review
In explaining why the church should care about new discoveries and insights into the physical world that modern science has to offer, Taylor suggests ways that Christians might close the gap between spirit and matter, between the secular and the sacred. The Luminous Web is profoundly rewarding reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561011698
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
90
Sales rank:
383,003
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.30(d)

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Barbara Brown Taylor
... science and religion aren't irreconciliable. Scientists, she says, speak about mystery and enigma; they often draw on the awe-filled language of the Psalms. And religious folk care--or ought to, anyway--about new scientific findings. ... Taylor's fans won't be disappointed. She offers her usual down-to-earth honesty and eloquent wordsmithing even when her subject is quarks Beliefnet.com (Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest whom Newsweek named as one of the country's leading preachers)

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