Knowing the Unknowable: Science and Religions on God and the Universe (Library of Modern Religion)

Knowing the Unknowable: Science and Religions on God and the Universe (Library of Modern Religion)


Albert Einstein as soon as remarked that at the back of all observable issues lay whatever relatively unknowable. And the inducement for his personal paintings in physics stemmed from anything as it appears harmless as his father first exhibiting him a compass whilst he was once a boy. but the sweetness and notion of that second , which he by no means forgot, led eventually to his personal stupendous clinical breakthroughs. This ebook explores that distinct territory perceived via Einstein: the place the unknown takes over from every thing that's comprehensible, regular, and explicable. And that interface among identified and unknown is of the very maximum value: it lies on the middle of the human quest to take wisdom past the limits of the identified. it truly is what scientists do after they adopt their study, from the trajectories of comets to the replication of cells. yet is is additionally what non secular humans do after they begin to discover their courting with what they understand because the divine. Their mutual attempt to ""know the unknowable"" is a profoundly vital manner during which humans discover the boundaries of themselves, in addition to of the universe. Bringing jointly exceptional individuals, either scientists and theologians (including Rowan Williams the present Archbishop of Canterbury), to discover the results of what such a call for participation capacity in perform, this groundbreaking publication explores very important themes like cosmological absence, negativity in Christian mysticism, and the ""hiddenness"" of God in Buddhism.

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