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Reinventing the Sacred

A New View of Science, Reason, and Religion

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Reinventing the Sacred by Stuart Kauffman
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Consider the complexity of a living cell after 3. 8 billion years of evolution. Is it more awesome to suppose that a transcendent God fashioned the cell at a stroke, or to realize that it evolved with no Almighty Hand, but arose on its own in the changing biosphere? In this bold and fresh look at science and religion, complexity theorist Stuart Kauffman argues that the qualities of divinity that we reverecreativity, meaning, purposeful actionare properties of the universe that can be investigated methodically. He offers stunning evidence for this idea in an abundance of fields, from cell biology to the philosophy of mind, and uses it to find common ground between belief systems often at odds with one another. A daring and ambitious argument for a new understanding of natural divinity, Reinventing the Sacred challenges readers both scientifically and philosophically.

Author Biography

Stuart A. Kauffman is Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School and Professor at the University of Calgary. He is the founding director of the Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics. He is the author of The Origins of Order and At Home in the Universe. He lives in Calgary, Canada, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Release date Australia
February 23rd, 2010
Pages
336
Illustrations
10 b & w illus.
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Basic Books
Dimensions
141x215x19
ISBN-13
9780465018888
Product ID
3866048

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