For generations it has been assumed that the discoveries of science, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, tended to refute the beliefs of religious people and established religions, and challenged the very existence of God. Templeton makes a striking argument for just the opposite point of view. He goes to the writings of many of the world's leading scientific thinkers - as diverse in background as Albert Einstein and Teilhard de Chardin - and discovers them in awe of the universe, perceiving the hand of Divine mystery at work. Templeton believes that the best way to know God is through a reverential, open, humble approach. He presents this humble approach as the one that many of the most distinguished scientists have come to in their quest for knowledge and meaning.
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John Marks Templeton has been described by The New York Times Magazine as "the dean of global investing", and is the founder of the Templeton group of mutual funds. He retired in 1992 and now devotes his time to philanthropic activities, principally via the John Templeton Foundation, which is dedicated to progress in the areas of science and religion, spirituality and health, moral education and the appreciation of freedom, free markets and free societies.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
"The word humility is used here to mean admission that God infinitely exceeds anything anyone has ever said of Him; and that He is infinitely beyond human comprehension and understanding. A prime purpose of this book is to help us become more humble and thereby reduce the stumbling blocks placed in our paths toward heaven by our own egos."
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Descripción HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0002113988