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The luminous web : essays on science and religion

Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Cowley Publications, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these essays on the dialogue between science and Christian faith, Barbara Brown Taylor describes her journey as a preacher learning what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach a person of faith. She seeks to discover why scientists sound like poets and why physicists use the language of imagination, ambiguity, and mystery also found in scripture. In explaining why the church  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Brown Taylor
ISBN: 156101169X 9781561011698
OCLC Number: 42823747
Description: x, 109 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Between Science and Faith --
II. The Evolution of Praise --
III. The Physics of Communion --
IV. The Limits of Knowledge.
Responsibility: Barbara Brown Taylor.

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In these essays on the dialogue between science and Christian faith, Barbara Brown Taylor describes her journey as a preacher learning what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach a person of faith. She seeks to discover why scientists sound like poets and why physicists use the language of imagination, ambiguity, and mystery also found in scripture. In explaining why the church should care about the new insights of science, Taylor suggests ways we might close the gap between spirit and matter, between the sacred and the secular. We live in the midst of a “web of creation” where nothing is without consequence and where all things coexist, even in such a way that each of us changes the world, whether we know it or not. In this luminous web faith and science join on a single path, seeking to learn the same truths about life in the universe. “For a moment,” Taylor writes, “we see through a glass darkly. We live in the illusion that we are all separate ‘I ams.' When the fog finally clears, we shall know there is only One.”

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