Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture, Volume 1
H. James Birx
SAGE, Jan 13, 2009 - Science - 1541 pages
"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis’s 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. Highly recommended."
Surveys historical thought about time, including those ideas that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periodsCovers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and numerous other authorsContains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, including astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologiansIncludes artists’ portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo VadisProvides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and many other cultures’ conceptions of time
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This unique set takes a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that is normally treated only from the scientific or philosophical perspective. Editor Birx (anthropology, Canisius Coll.), a ... Read full review
There is a factual error on page 242. Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, came close to being excommunicated, but never in fact was actually excommunicated. Some of his writings were criticized, he was asked not to teach and publish certain things, but no formal expulsion from the church or holy orders ever took place. The author asserts that he was actually excommunicated.
Just wanted to make that clear.