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Science & Religion

Forgotten Truth: The Common Vision of the World’s Religions

Book Number: 
728
Date Fred Read: 
November 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Huston Smith
Total Pages: 
173
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
1992

Huston Smith (1919-2016), born in China to Methodist missionaries, has meditated with Tibetan Buddhist monks, practiced yoga with Hindu holy men, whirled with ecstatic Sufi Islamic dervishes, and celebrated the Jewish Sabbath with a daughter who had converted to Judaism. His world-wide fame was for his classic The World’s Religions (Book 17). (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.)  Read more

The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help us Live More Fully

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Book Number: 
700
Date Fred Read: 
April 2017
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Penny Satori
Total Pages: 
191
Publisher: 
Watkins
Year: 
2014

Penny Satori, PhD, RGN, was a nurse who saw many NDEs. By studying them in depth, she got a PhD and published her PhD. She now teaches two courses she has written: 'Death and Dying as Spiritual Transformation' and 'Science, Spirituality and Health' at Swansea University.  Read more

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Why Science Does Not Disprove God

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Book Number: 
668
Date Fred Read: 
September 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Amir Aczel
Total Pages: 
253
Publisher: 
William Morrow
Year: 
2015

Amir Aczel, PhD, wrote the international bestseller Fermat’s Last Theorem, published in 28 languages. He has received a Sloan Foundation grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has published articles in Discover and Scientific American magazines and in the NYT and WSJ newspapers.  Read more

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What Is Life? with Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto Classics)

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Book Number: 
649
Date Fred Read: 
April 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Erwin Schrödinger
Total Pages: 
184
Publisher: 
Cambridge Univ. Press
Year: 
1967

Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933, for his 1926 introduction of Schrödinger's mathematical equation for the wave function of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. First publication dates: 1944 for ‘What Is Life?’, 1956 for ‘Mind and Matter’, 1960 for ‘Autobiographical Sketches.’  Read more

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Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home

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Book Number: 
647
Date Fred Read: 
April 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Pope Francis
Total Pages: 
151
Publisher: 
Melville House
Year: 
2015

Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Devoted to rectifying social injustices and economic inequality, he has said that he “would like to see a church that is poor and is for the poor.” My paperback edition was a gift.  Read more

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Decoding Reality: the Universe as Quantum Information

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Book Number: 
645
Date Fred Read: 
March 2016
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Vlatko Verdal
Total Pages: 
218
Publisher: 
Oxford
Year: 
2012

Vlatko Verdal, with a Ph.D. in Quantum Information Theory of Entanglement, is a Professor of Quantum Information Theory at Oxford and is professor of physics at the National University of Singapore. He has written for popular science journals, newspapers, and given many radio and TV interviews.  Read more

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The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain

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Book Number: 
644
Date Fred Read: 
March 2016
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Ervin Laszlo
Author: 
Anthony Peake
Total Pages: 
154
Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
Year: 
2014

Ervin Laszlo, a systems scientist and integral theorist, is founder and past president of the international think-tank the Club of Budapest and the Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study. Anthony Peake is a writer, researcher and author of seven books.  Read more

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7 Good Reasons to Believe in the Afterlife: A Doctor Reviews the Case for Consciousness after Death

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Book Number: 
643
Date Fred Read: 
March 2016
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
127
Publisher: 
Inner Traditions
Year: 
2012

Jean Jacques Charbonier, M.D., is a writer and lecturer whose 25 years as an anesthesiologist and intensive care physician led him to investigate near-death experience and the survival of consciousness after death.  Read more

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Pascal’s Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding

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Book Number: 
633
Date Fred Read: 
December 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Keith Ward
Total Pages: 
258
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year: 
2007

Keith Ward is Professor of divinity, Gresham College, London and Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Oxford. He is the author of this best-selling book and the best-selling God for the Perplexed (new edition 2013) and many other books. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.) This was a gift book.  Read more

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Theology in the Context of Science

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Book Number: 
623
Date Fred Read: 
August 2015
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
John Polkinghorne
Total Pages: 
164
Publisher: 
Yale Univ. Press
Year: 
2010

John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS, is a fellow and retired President, Queen’s College, Cambridge University. He was founding president of the International Society for Science and Religion and he was awarded a Templeton Prize in 2002. This was a gift book. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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