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Spiritual Evolution: Scientist Discuss Their Beliefs

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Spiritual Evolution: Scientists Discuss Their Beliefs describes the intellectual and emotional journeys traveled by esteemed scientists worldwide. Authors share the personal steps they have taken to blend an understanding of the Divine with their scientific perspectives.

Charles Birch, S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Larry Dossey, Owen Gingerich, Peter E. Hodgson, Stanley L. Jaki, Arthur Peacocke, John Polkinghorne, Russell Stannard, and Carl Friedrich von Weizs├Ącker offer accounts of ...

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Spiritual Evolution: Scientists Discuss Their Beliefs describes the intellectual and emotional journeys traveled by esteemed scientists worldwide. Authors share the personal steps they have taken to blend an understanding of the Divine with their scientific perspectives.

Charles Birch, S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Larry Dossey, Owen Gingerich, Peter E. Hodgson, Stanley L. Jaki, Arthur Peacocke, John Polkinghorne, Russell Stannard, and Carl Friedrich von Weizs├Ącker offer accounts of their spirituality and scientific inquiry. Noting the impact of religious upbringing, academic and spiritual mentors, personal devotional practice, and study, these authors make a compelling case for the blending of both scientific and spiritual worlds. They share insights that keep them attending church, engaging in prayer, and continuing the search to understand the Infinite.

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S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, one of the discoverers of pulsars; Larry Dossey, a physician of internal medicine who has researched the effect of prayer on patients; and eight other scientists representing the fields of physics, biochemistry, genetics, and astronomy discuss their belief in Divine Power. Most, though not all, reflect on the significance of Christian thinking in their life and work, and all examine the reasons for their spiritual beliefs and how they arrived at them in the course of their careers. These thinkers, all distinguished in their disciplines, hold a common sense of humility before the mystery of life without sacrificing the capacity to question and explore the nature of reality. This compelling exploration of the interface between science and religion is highly recommended.--Bernadette McGrath, Vancouver P.L., BC
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  • ISBN-13: 9781890151164
  • Publisher: Templeton Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Seeman Giniger heads a New York publishing company and is chairman emeritus of the Layman's National Bible Association. He edited the best-selling Compact Treasury of Inspiration.

Sir John Templeton was born in Winchester, Tennessee, went to Yale, and then to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is known for his astute investment skills on Wall Street and through the Templeton Mutual Funds. In 1987 he founded the John Templeton Foundation, and he currently funds the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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