Science and the Search for God (Google eBook)

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Lantern Books, 2003 - Religion - 186 pages
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Harvard-educated theologian Gary Kowalski argues that many of the ills of the modern world -- from the rise of fundamentalist intolerance to secular society's endless (and empty) search for thrills -- stem from the mistaken view that science and faith are antagonists rather than natural allies. Both science and faith, the author suggests, compel us now to move beyond materialism toward an understanding of the world that includes the realities of consciousness and spirit. In the twenty-first century, human beings have less reason than before to feel they hold a privileged or special position in the cosmos, but more cause than ever to feel connected and akin to all that is. Christians and Jews, skeptics and seekers alike will find that this brief, persuasively written volume sheds new light on the old questions, Who are we? Where do we figure in the larger scheme of things? And what can we honestly believe?
  

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Contents

Tell Me Why
11
Star Dust
26
All Is Forgiven Galileo
41
A Brief History of Stuff
58
Gaia and the Great Mother
75
After Darwin
92
A Passionate Epistemology
106
God Is a Verb
125
Elephants All the Way Down
145
The Future of Faith
160
Issues For Discussion
172
Bibliography
182
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Page v - A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

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Kowalski is a Unitarian minister.

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