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Religions and extraterrestrial life : how will we deal with it?

Author: David A Weintraub
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, [2014]
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, the teachings and writings of most major religions are examined one at a time to see whether a given religion has a pre-conceived notion about the uniqueness or superiority of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Weintraub
ISBN: 9783319050553 3319050559
OCLC Number: 878504488
Description: xiii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Discovering Extrasolar Planets.- Once Upon a Time.- Pluralism Through Western History.- The Discovery of the Century.- Detecting Exoplanets.- Are Angels Extraterrestrials?.- Part II: Major Religions of the World and Extraterrestrial Life.- Judaism.- Setting the Stage for Modern Christianity.- Roman Catholicism.- Orthodox Christianity.- The Church of England and the Anglican Communion.- Mainline Protestant Christianity.- Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity.- From Christian Roots.- Mormonism.- Islam.- Hinduism.- Buddhism.- Jainism.- Sikhism.- Baha'i Faith.- Are We Ready?.- Appendix: The Exoplanets Revealed by the Kepler Mission Through 2013.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Responsibility: David A. Weintraub.

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