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God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age

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Book Number: 
659
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Galen Guengerich
Total Pages: 
213
Publisher: 
Palgrave
Year: 
2013

Galen Guengerich studied theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and got a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Chicago. He is the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Universalist in New York City, one of the largest and most prominent congregations in the U.S.A.  Read more

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Religion in the Making

Image of By Alfred North Whitehead Religion in the Making: Lowell Lectures, 1926 (2e)
Book Number: 
658
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
160
Publisher: 
Fordham
Year: 
1997

Alfred North Whitehead, esteemed British philosopher, remains a seminal thinker of the 20th century. This book was first published in 1926. Called RM for short, it was preceded in 1925 by SMW (Science and the Modern World, book 657), and followed in 1929 by PR (Process and Reality, book 195), the magnum opus of his philosophy. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Science and the Modern World

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Book Number: 
657
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
208
Publisher: 
Free Press
Year: 
1997

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), esteemed British philosopher, remains a seminal thinker of the 20th century. This book was first published in 1925. Called SMW for short, it was followed in 1926 by RM (Religion in the Making, book 658), and in 1929 by PR (Process and Reality, book 195), the magnum opus of his philosophy. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

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Book Number: 
656
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Randall Munroe
Total Pages: 
55
Publisher: 
Houghton Mifflin
Year: 
2015

Randall Munroe, creator of the webcomic xkcd and author of the #1 NYT bestseller What If?, has created an oversize (9”x13”x0.6”) book: a series of brilliantly (and simply) annotated blueprints that explain many things from nuclear bombs to ballpoint pens. (This was a gift book - from me to my son.)  Read more

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Wisdom for the New Millennium

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Book Number: 
655
Date Fred Read: 
June 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Helen Exley
Total Pages: 
136
Publisher: 
Exley Publications
Year: 
1999

Wisdom for the New Millennium (selected for Hallmark by Helen Exley) contains some of the wisest words ever written about the most important human values - kindness, perseverance, hope and courage. It helps us to take the best values of the past with us into the future.  Read more

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The Meaning of Human Existence

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Book Number: 
654
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Edward O. Wilson
Total Pages: 
167
Publisher: 
Liveright
Year: 
2015

Edward O. Wilson, currently Honorary Curator in Entomology and University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard, is widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists and as the creator of the scientific disciplines of island biogeography and sociobiology. He has won two Pulitzer prizes and more than 100 awards. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name).  Read more

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Life, God, and Other Small Topics: Conversations from Socrates in the City

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Book Number: 
653
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Total Pages: 
360
Publisher: 
Plume
Year: 
2011

Eric Metaxas, author of two acclaimed NYT bestselling biographies - Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace - is the host and founder of Socrates in the City, the acclaimed New York speakers’ series. This was a gift book from my friend who gave me book 652.  Read more

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What Are You Optimistic About?

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Book Number: 
652
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
2
Total Pages: 
361
Publisher: 
Pocket Books
Year: 
2008

John Brockman is a writer, agent, and publisher of the ‘Third Culture’ website edge.org, the forum for leading scientists and thinkers to share their research with the general public. This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Upanishads: A New Translation

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Book Number: 
651
Date Fred Read: 
May 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Vernon Katz
Author: 
Thomas Egenes
Total Pages: 
171
Publisher: 
Tarcher Cornerstone
Year: 
2015

Both authors have studied and taught Sanskrit and Hindu religions. Vernon Katz is a trustee emeritus and visiting professor at Maharishi University in Fairfield, IA, where Thomas Egenes is an associate professor. Thomas Egenes' guides for learning Sanskrit are used at universities in the US, Europe, and Australia.  Read more

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Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

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Book Number: 
650
Date Fred Read: 
April 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Werner Heisenberg
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2007

Austrian physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932, for his 1927 “creation of quantum mechanics." In 1925 he published his matrix formulation of quantum mechanics. In 1927 he published his uncertainty principle for which he is best known.  Read more

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