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

Author: David A Weintraub
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the twenty-first century, the debate about life on other worlds is quickly changing from the realm of speculation to the domain of hard science. Within a few years, as a consequence of the rapid discovery by astronomers of planets around other stars, astronomers very likely will have discovered clear evidence of life beyond the Earth. Such a discovery of extraterrestrial life will change everything. Knowing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David A Weintraub
ISBN: 9783319050560 3319050567 3319050559 9783319050553
OCLC Number: 884958855
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages).
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 --
Bahá'í 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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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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