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The becoming of time : integrating physical and religious time

Author: Lawrence W Fagg
Publisher: Durham, NC [u.a.] : Duke Univ. Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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Introduces concepts of time from physics to students of religion, and discusses these concepts in relation to the notions of time in Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Judeo-Christian and Islamic thought.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence W Fagg
ISBN: 0822331446 9780822331445
OCLC Number: 249361182
Notes: Bibliography S. [255] - 273.
Previous ed.: Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars, 1995.
Description: XIII, 281 S : Ill., graph. Darst.
Contents: Preface xi Part I. Thinking about Time 1 1. Time: A Two-fold Mystery? 3 2. Philosophers Thinking about Time 15 Part II. Time in Our Cosmic Cocoon 27 3. Einstein, Time, and the Speed of Light 29 4. Time and the Quantum 43 5. Timing and Sensing Our Cocoon through Electromagnetism 63 6. Probing beyond: Spiritual Perceptions of Our Cocoon's Temporality 75 Part III. The Nature of Time 93 7. Did Time Begin? 95 8. Time and Motion 115 9. Irreversible Gauges of Time 127 10. Time, Space, and the Dynamic World: The Spatialization and Liberation of Time 149 11. The Moment: Increment of Time and Space 161 12. Timelessness 181 Part IV. What Will Time Tell? 191 13. Time in the Cosmic Future 193 14. A Time to Die 213 15. How Real the Future? 227 Part V. Time 235 16. Time: A Duality or Unity? 237 17. What is Time? 249 Bibliography 255
Responsibility: Lawrence W. Fagg.

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