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Author Frank, Adam, 1962-
Title The constant fire : beyond the science vs. religion debate / Adam Frank.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.

Author Frank, Adam, 1962-
Subject Religion and science -- History.
Add Title Beyond the science vs. religion debate
Author Frank, Adam, 1962-
Subject Religion and science -- History.
Add Title Beyond the science vs. religion debate
Description 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents House of the rising sun -- I: The map: reimagining science, myth, and the sacred -- The roots of conflict: science and religion before divorce -- The conflict we know: religion, science, and the modern world -- Science and the sacred: telescopes, microscopes, and hierophanies -- Not the God you pray to: the varieties of scientists' religious experience -- Science, myth, and sacred narratives: the universe as story -- II: The terrain: sacred narratives in science and myth -- The origin of everything: big bangs, the multiverse, and the parade of ants -- The deluge this time: climate change and flood myths -- III: A new path to the waterfall: science, myth, truth, and the future -- Music of the spheres: truth, myth, and science -- A need born of fire: mythos, ethos, and humanity's most dangerous century -- Epilogue: fire in the open mind.
Summary "Eloquent, urgent, and inspiring, The Constant Fire tackles the acrimonious debate between science and religion, taking us beyond its stagnant parameters into the wider domain of human spiritual experience. From a Neolithic archaeological site in Ireland to modern theories of star formation, Adam Frank traverses a wide terrain, broadening our sights and allowing us to imagine an alternative perspective. Drawing from his experience as a practicing astrophysicist and from the writings of the great scholars of religion, philosophy, and mythology, Frank locates the connective tissue linking science and religion--their commonality as sacred pursuits--and finds their shared aspiration in pursuit of 'the True and the Real'"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520942035 (electronic bk.)
0520942035 (electronic bk.)
128277235X
9781282772359
9780520254121 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520254120 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520265868 (pbk.)
0520265866 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612772351
OCLC # 670484252
Additional Format Print version: Frank, Adam, 1962- Constant fire. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009 9780520254121 (DLC) 2008025402 (OCoLC)225871471


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