When Worlds Converge: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Story of the Universe and Our Place in It

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.00
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 75%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $7.00   
  • New (2) from $59.99   
  • Used (9) from $7.00   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


In this book, over 30 prominent scientists, theologians, and philosophers explore three main convergences: the convergence of different sciences to give a coherent story of mankind, religious convergence whereby different traditions work together toward global harmony, and the convergence of science and religion.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Presentations from the 1999 Parliament of the World's Religions in Cape Town make up the heart of this volume, in which contributors discuss current scientific ideas on the origin and evolution of life and consciousness, the emerging alliance between religion and ecology, and the relationship between science and religion from different Eastern and Western religious perspectives. Contributors include scientists, theologians, and scholars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812694512
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I The Universe Story 1
1 The New Story of the Cosmos 3
2 Life in Our Universe and Others 22
3 Cosmochemistry and the Origin of Life 41
4 The Conscious Universe 59
5 The Probability of Human Origins 73
6 From Ape-Man to Wise-Man 98
7 A Century of Surprises in Human Evolution 108
8 How I Gave up the Ghost and Learned to Love Evolution 136
9 How Close is Science to Understanding Consciousness? 155
10 Cosmology and Religion 163
11 Space and Spirit 187
12 Images of Enlightenment: Slanted Truths 207
Part II The Emerging Alliance of Religion and Ecology 229
13 Beyond the Enlightenment Mentality 231
14 Living in a Universe: Native Cosmologies and the Environment 243
15 Judaism and the Ecological Crisis 261
16 Christianity and Ecological Awareness 273
17 Jainism and Ecology 283
18 Green Buddhism 293
19 Confucian Ethics and the Ecocrisis 310
Part III Science and Religion: Resource and Challenge for Each Other 325
20 A Hindu View on Science and the Spiritual Vision 327
21 Buddhism--an Ally of Science? 338
22 Being Human: A Personal and Mostly Catholic Perspective 343
23 Science and Religion as World-Builders 357
Epilogue: On Convergence 367
This Book's Story 375
About the Authors 381
Index 391
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)