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Faith of Scientists: In Their Own Words

Nancy K Frankenberry

Faith of Scientists: In Their Own Words

Nancy K Frankenberry

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"Nancy Frankenberry provides a rare glimpse into the interior lives of scientists as they talk about their faith, their views about God, and spirituality. From Galileo to Ursula Goodenough, she shows critical acumen in selecting the source material and authoritative scholarship in interpreting it. This book offers an unsurpassed treatment of a vital subject."--Max Jammer, author ofEinstein and Religion "Frankenberry has given us a great gift, a groundbreaking collection of writings by preeminent scientists, past and present, on religion and its relation to mathematics and science. The breadth of sources dazzles as does the range of views, from Pascal's Catholicism to Goodenough's religious naturalism. One emerges from this heady mix with the firm conviction, as Einstein puts it, that 'science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.' This is a magnificent achievement, one of the most important books of the year."--Philip Zaleski, editor ofThe Best American Spiritual Writingseries "Nancy Frankenberry writes lucidly on the long interplay between scientific and religious ideas. With the eye of a professional philosopher of religion she has selected a fascinating parade of scientists and has illuminated their views on religion with particularly perceptive analyses."--Owen Gingerich, author ofGod's Universe "An important contribution to the ongoing dialogue between science and religion. I know of no work that deals with a broader chronological and disciplinary range of scientists than does Frankenberry's collection. This book promises to be useful to general readers and members of the academic community. It constitutes an important addition to the burgeoning library of books on the relationship between science and religion."--Jon H. Roberts, coauthor ofDarwinism and the Divine in America

- Publisher ^"The Faith of Scientists" is an anthology of writings by twenty-one legendary scientists, from the dawn of the Scientific Revolution to the frontiers of science today, about their faith, their views about God, and the place religion holds--or doesn't--in their lives in light of their commitment to science. This is the first book to bring together so many world-renowned figures of Western science and present them in their own words, offering an intimate window into their private and public reflections on science and faith.^ Leading religion scholar Nancy Frankenberry draws from diaries, personal letters, speeches, essays, and interviews, and reveals that the faith of scientists can take many different forms, whether religious or secular, supernatural or naturalistic, conventional or unorthodox. These eloquent writings reflect a spectrum of views from diverse areas of scientific inquiry. Represented here are some of the most influential and colossal personalities in the history of

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"Nancy Frankenberry provides a rare glimpse into the interior lives of scientists as they talk about their faith, their views about God, and spirituality. From Galileo to Ursula Goodenough, she shows critical acumen in selecting the source material and authoritative scholarship in interpreting it. This book offers an unsurpassed treatment of a vital subject."--Max Jammer, author ofEinstein and Religion "Frankenberry has given us a great gift, a groundbreaking collection of writings by preeminent scientists, past and present, on religion and its relation to mathematics and science. The breadth of sources dazzles as does the range of views, from Pascal's Catholicism to Goodenough's religious naturalism. One emerges from this heady mix with the firm conviction, as Einstein puts it, that 'science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.' This is a magnificent achievement, one of the most important books of the year."--Philip Zaleski, editor ofThe Best American Spiritual Writingseries "Nancy Frankenberry writes lucidly on the long interplay between scientific and religious ideas. With the eye of a professional philosopher of religion she has selected a fascinating parade of scientists and has illuminated their views on religion with particularly perceptive analyses."--Owen Gingerich, author ofGod's Universe "An important contribution to the ongoing dialogue between science and religion. I know of no work that deals with a broader chronological and disciplinary range of scientists than does Frankenberry's collection. This book promises to be useful to general readers and members of the academic community. It constitutes an important addition to the burgeoning library of books on the relationship between science and religion."--Jon H. Roberts, coauthor ofDarwinism and the Divine in America
- Publisher

^"The Faith of Scientists" is an anthology of writings by twenty-one legendary scientists, from the dawn of the Scientific Revolution to the frontiers of science today, about their faith, their views about God, and the place religion holds--or doesn't--in their lives in light of their commitment to science. This is the first book to bring together so many world-renowned figures of Western science and present them in their own words, offering an intimate window into their private and public reflections on science and faith.^ Leading religion scholar Nancy Frankenberry draws from diaries, personal letters, speeches, essays, and interviews, and reveals that the faith of scientists can take many different forms, whether religious or secular, supernatural or naturalistic, conventional or unorthodox. These eloquent writings reflect a spectrum of views from diverse areas of scientific inquiry. Represented here are some of the most influential and colossal personalities in the history of
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Table Of Contents

  • Introduction Vii Acknowledgments Xvii Part One: Founders Of Modern Science 1 Chapter 1: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) 3 Chapter 2: Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) 34 Chapter 3: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) 59 Chapter 4: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) 79 Chapter 5: Isaac Newton (1643-1727) 102 Chapter 6: Charles Darwin (1809-1882) 122 Chapter 7: Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 143 Chapter 8: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) 177 Part Two: Scientists Of Our Time Chapter 9: Rachel Carson (1907-1964) 197 Chapter 10: Carl Sagan (1934-1996) 222 Chapter 11: Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) 249 Chapter 12: Richard Dawkins (1941-) 268 Chapter 13: Jane Goodall (1934-) 296 Chapter 14: Steven Weinberg (1933-) 317 Chapter 15: John Polkinghorne (1930-) 340 Chapter 16: Freeman Dyson (1923-) 365 Chapter 17: Stephen Hawking (1942-) 392 Chapter 18: Paul Davies (1946-) 412 Chapter 19: Edward O. Wilson (1929-) 437 Chapter 20: Stuart A. Kauffman (1939-) 452 Chapter 21: Ursula Goodenough (1944-) 475 Permission Acknowledgments 505 Index 513

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  • Catalogue Code 287868
  • Product Code 0691134871
  • EAN 9780691134871
  • Pages 523
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Princeton University Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2008
  • Dimensions 240 x 163 x 35 mm
  • Weight 0.879kg

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