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God

Depending on what belief tradition you hail from, your concept of God can be many different things. The most agreed-upon definition of God is as the Divine Creator, the supreme being responsible for all of life as we know it. Some faiths have many gods (spelled with a lowercase “g”), but the Judeo-Christian faiths in particular refer to one capital-“G” God, who is typically represented as male in gender expression. God is usually characterized as the source of all goodness and love, although some traditions emphasize God’s more wrathful aspect. Regardless of temperament, God is generally recognized to be both omnipotent (having unlimited power) and omnipresent (being everywhere at the same time), which means that God’s worshippers can always be heard in their prayers or recognized in their conduct, regardless of where they happen to be. More personally, followers of God typically express that the relationship they share with their Creator is unlike any other relationship in existence, and that their devotion to God is one of the most important aspects of their lives. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Eclipse of God: Studies in the Relation Between Religion and Philosophy

First published in 1952, Eclipse of God is a collection of nine essays concerning the relationship between religion and philosophy. The book features Buber’s critique of the thematically interconnected—yet diverse—perspectives of Soren Kierkegaard, Hermann Cohen, C.G.

God Is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us about Our Origins and How We Should Live

Move over, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens—a highly regarded nuclear physicist enters the debate about the existence of God, and comes down on the side of the angels.

From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness

From Science to God offers a crash course in the nature of reality.

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress. Then, Dr.

Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian Divided by subject matter—“Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc.

Einstein’s God: Albert Einstein’s Quest as a Scientist and as a Jew to Replace a Forsaken God

This book reveals Albert Einstein’s lifelong search for spiritual fulfillment—a fulfillment he sought in science and Jewish tradition—and adds to the growing literature concerning physicists and their relationships to religion and God. Robert N.

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