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Practical mystic : religion, science, and A.S. Eddington

Author: Matthew Stanley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science and religion have long been thought incompatible. But nowhere has this apparent contradiction been more fully resolved than in the figure of A. S. Eddington (1882-1944), a pioneer in astrophysics, relativity, and the popularization of science, and a devout Quaker. Practical Mystic uses the figure of Eddington to shows how religious and scientific values can interact and overlap without compromising the  Read more...
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Named Person: Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir; Arthur Stanley Eddington; Arthur Stanley Eddington; Arthur Stanley Eddington, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Stanley
ISBN: 9780226770970 0226770974
OCLC Number: 83977461
Awards: Shortlisted for Dingle Prize 2009.
Description: x, 313 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Quaker Renaissance --
Mysticism --
Internationalism --
Pacifism --
Experience --
Religion in modern life --
Thinking about values and science.
Responsibility: Matthew Stanley.
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Uses the figure of A S Eddington (1882-1944) - a pioneer in astrophysics, relativity, and the popularization of science, and a devout Quaker - to show how religious and scientific values can interact  Read more...

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