Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit

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Penguin, Feb 23, 2010 - Religion - 304 pages
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A New York Times bestseller
"An exhilirating exploration of the meaning of it all." --Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God

Drawn from Krista Tippett's Peabody Award-winning public radio program, the conversations in this profoundly illuminating book reach for a place too rarely explored in our ongoing exchange of ideas--the nexus of science and spirituality. In fascinating interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Janna Levin, Parker Palmer, and John Polkinghorne, Krista Tippett draws out the connections between the two realms, showing how even those most wedded to hard truths find spiritual enlightenment in the life of experiment and, in turn, raise questions that are richly, theologically evocative.

Whether she is speaking with celebrated surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland about the biology of the human spirit or questioning Drawin biographer James Moore about his subject's religious beliefs, Tippett offers a rare look at the way our best minds grapple with the questions for which we all seek answers.


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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

Impulse buy at Tuesday Books in Williamston. Clearly the intersection between modern physics and religion is on my mind lately. This book is a collection of interviews by Tippett with leading ... Read full review

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User Review  - mreed61 - LibraryThing

Astounding. In order to get all of my feelings out, I am going to have to write a blog. I love Krista, and I love her mind. She asks excellent questions. It makes the person she's interviewing think hard. Read full review

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with JANNA LEVIN 143
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with MICHAEL MCCUILLOUGH 171
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THE NATuRE OF HuMAN WITALITY
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About the Interviewees
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Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award–winning broadcaster and the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Wise, Einstein’s God, and Speaking of Faith. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” She is the host of the public radio program and podcast On Being.


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