The Physics of Immortality: Modern Cosmology, God and the Resurrection of the Dead

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Is there a higher power in the universe? What happens to us when we die? Leading physicist Frank J. Tipler tackles these questions and more in an astonishing and profoundly important book that scientifically proves the existence of God and the physical resurrection of the dead.

An expert in global relativity, through his model of the universal end-time (the Omega Point Theory), constructs a stunningly plausible argument for the existence of a universal resurrection,...

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Overview

Is there a higher power in the universe? What happens to us when we die? Leading physicist Frank J. Tipler tackles these questions and more in an astonishing and profoundly important book that scientifically proves the existence of God and the physical resurrection of the dead.

An expert in global relativity, through his model of the universal end-time (the Omega Point Theory), constructs a stunningly plausible argument for the existence of a universal resurrection, attempting to show that "through physics . . . it is possible, even likely for all of humanity to be resurrected" (Esquire).

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"A doozy of a book... it's 2001: A Space Odyssey meets The Divine Comedy." —Esquire.

"A thrilling ride to the far edges of modern physics." — New York Times Book Review.

"A dazzling exercise in scientific speculation, as rigoroulsy argued as it is boldly conceived." — The Wall Street Journal.

"A book that proves the existence of the Almighty and inevitability of resurrection, without recourse to spiritual mumbo jumbo... Tipler does it all." —Mirabella.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Mathematical physicist Tipler attempts to demonstrate via scientific principles the existence of God and the likelihood of reincarnation. Sept.
Library Journal
Expect to hear a great deal about this book, which will be boosted through major advertising and a 13-city author tour. Tipler, a professor of mathematical physics at Tulane, presents a scientific argument for the existence of God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385467995
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 382,562
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Mathematics and Conventions in This Book
I Introduction 1
II The Ultimate Limits of Space Travel 18
III Progress Against the Eternal Return and the Heat Death 66
IV Physics Near the Final State: The Classical Omega Point Theory 124
V Determinism in Classical General Relativity and in Quantum Mechanics 159
VI The Quantum Version of the Omega Point Theory 174
VII How Free Will Can Arise from Quantum Cosmological Mechanisms 186
VIII The Omega Point and the Physical Universe Necessarily Exist 205
IX The Physics of Resurrection of the Dead to Eternal Life 217
X What Happens After the Resurrection: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory 241
XI Comparison of the Heaven Predicted by Modern Physics With the Afterlife Hoped for by the Great World Religions 269
XII The Omega Point Theory and Christianity 305
XIII Conclusion: Theology as a Branch of Physics 328
Appendix for Scientists 395
Index 519
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2006

    Interesting idea (if currently out of date ,technically speaking)

    The Book is imaginative (if extremely speculative). It was written in the mid-nineties and current cosmology seems to show that his scenerio of a big crunch leading to an omega point is now out of the cards. This is because it currently looks as if there won't be a big crunch and space and time may have a quantum grainyness that precludes a true singularity that is needed. It is food for thought though. As a mere mortal I dream of cheating death and would love to see some more thought given to accomplishing this goal through materialistic means.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Definitely worth checking out

    One of the top five, if not the most interesting book, I have ever read. If you are familar with any Omega point theories, this is another one, but Tipler attempts to incorporate more traditionaly Christian elements as opposed to Hegel or Spinoza-like view of reality. I am not a religious believer myself, but if you have even the slightest interest in how a traditional theology might be merged with science, this book is definitely worth your attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2004

    WOW

    The title of this book grabbed me and I felt compelled to read it - I am sooo glad that I did. This is one of the best books I have ever read. Anyone who is interested in science and religion should definately read this book. It may be a difficult read for non-scientific people, but it would be well worth it. Tipler presents the most mind-blowing concepts I have ever encountered, and what's more, he is very convincing in making us believe his prophecies will come true. I believe this book has the power to turn any scientific-atheist into a believer. This book is Science asking for Religion's hand in maraige.

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