The Resource Knowing the unknowable : science and religions on God and the Universe, edited by John Bowker

Knowing the unknowable : science and religions on God and the Universe, edited by John Bowker

Label
Knowing the unknowable : science and religions on God and the Universe
Title
Knowing the unknowable
Title remainder
science and religions on God and the Universe
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Bowker
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Albert Einstein once remarked that behind all observable things lay something quite unknowable. And the motivation for his own work in physics stemmed from something as apparently innocuous as his father first showing him a compass when he was a boy. Yet, the wonder and inspiration of that moment, which he never forgot, led ultimately to his own stupendous scientific breakthroughs. This book explores that special territory perceived by Einstein: where the unknown takes over from everything that is understandable, familiar, explicable. And, that interface between known and unknown is of the very
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
215
Index
index present
LC call number
BL240.3
LC item number
.K66 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Library of modern religion
Series volume
2
Label
Knowing the unknowable : science and religions on God and the Universe, edited by John Bowker
Publication
Note
"This book came into being as a result of a symposium "Spiritual Information: Knowing the Unknowable about God and the Universe" held at Trinity College, Cambridge, in the spring of 2005"--Preface
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Alexei V. Nesteruk
  • On knowing the unknowable: Immanuel Kant and the unknowable real
  • Keith Ward
  • Three forms of negativity in Christian mysticism
  • Bernard McGinn
  • On clouds and veils: divine presence and 'feminine' secrets in revelation and nature
  • Sarah Coakley
  • Knowing the unknowable about God and the universe: humility, hope and the end of knowledge
  • Oliver Davies
  • Unknowable not unknown: the poetry of R.S. Thomas
  • Introduction:
  • Margaret Bowker
  • Knowing the unknowable in Indian traditions: representation, absence and cosmology
  • Gavin Flood
  • Some theological reflections on Buddhism and the unknowability and hiddenness of God
  • Paul Williams
  • Divine absence and the purification of desire: a Hindu saint's experience of a God who keeps his distance
  • Francis X. Clooney
  • Afterword:
  • Knowing the unknowable
  • Rowan Williams
  • The unknowable as invitation in science and religion
  • John Bowker
  • Taxonomy of absence
  • John Rodwell
  • Understanding the radiant sun: the unknown and the unknowable in an example of scientific approach
  • Ramanath Cowsik
  • From the unknowability of the universe to the teleology of reason: a phenomenological insight into apophatic cosmology
Control code
ocn430222410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 268 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786000002411
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35898264
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430222410
  • pebcs0857714112

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