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THE 2015 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS

INTERVIEW: Nancy Abrams And Joel Primack

Nancy Ellen Abrams is a philosopher of science, lawyer, and the author of A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet, a radical rethinking of God for a flourishing scientific globaal civilization. She is also coauthor of two books with her husband, world-renowned cosmologist Joel R. Primack: The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos, which invented a new visual language to help us begin to experience our...

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Nancy Ellen Abrams on Spirituality & Science

Can modern science, particularly our knowledge of the quantum world and dark matter, be reconciled with a notion of God?  Nancy Ellen Abrams, an independent scholar and author of A God that Could Be Real, discusses her personal journey from atheism to a unique view of the supernatural.  We explore Nancy’s own history through her education as well as struggles with eating disorders, not to mention walking in the world of theoretical physics and cosmology.  Ms. Abram’s then leads us...

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Help My Belief

For theists, those who believe that God not only exists—for the moment I am side stepping the word real, as in the book title—and created the world but is also active in the world, this treatment of a “real” God who is an emergent entity of the world will bring a challenging and enriching experience. For the “new atheists,” like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and perhaps many others, it will bring a rude awakening as to how, without embracing theism, one can...

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Nancy Ellen Abrams speaks at Hartford Seminary


Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real, paid a visit to Hartford Seminary to discuss her book on September 14, 2015.

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Author Abrams to discuss ‘real god’ in New Haven appearances

When Nancy Ellen Abrams talks about a god that is “real,” she means a god that exists in the universe we know from modern science, a universe that follows the laws of quantum physics and was unknown to our ancestors.

In her book, “A God That Could Be Real,” about which Abrams will speak this week at three appearances in New Haven, she explains how this god makes sense in a universe that is filled with dark matter and dark energy — concepts unknown to people only a few decades...

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Eldon Taylor talks with Nancy Ellen Abrams about 'A God That Could Be Real'

What happens when an atheist philosopher of science with an eating disorder joins a twelve-step program and is asked to call on a “higher power” that she doesn’t believe in to help her recover? It works, leaving her asking why – and inspiring the inquiry of a lifetime. Nancy Ellen Abrams’ personal experience of a higher power coincided with her front-row seat to some of the greatest astronomical discoveries of all time. Her husband, renowned physicist and cosmologist Joel Primack,...

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"A mind blowing book...deeply thought provoking"

The title is intriguing: A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of our Planet. The author is Nancy Abrams. It is a mind blowing book, quite problematical for rigid theologies, but at the same time deeply thought provoking.

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A Scientific View of God

Nancy Abrams needed a higher power. As one of the premiere science writers of our time, she found both the Iron Age gods of the Abrahamic faiths and the pseudo-scientific mysticisms of New Age gurus wanting. So she turned to what she knew best:science. What she found is set forth in her important, cogent, and challenging new book, A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet.

This is not another book about the clash of science and religion. As far as Abrams...

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Science and God with Nancy Ellen Abrams

Your host Rabbi Rami talks to radical thinker Nancy Ellen Abrams about the complexities of the universe and her new book A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet. An interview with Abrams also appears in the July/August print issue of Spirituality & Health magazine.

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A way to speak of the reality of God

A sage once quipped: "Galileo put God out of a home and Darwin put God out of a job." In our modern understanding of the universe that requires no "supernatural shenanigans" to operate, is there "anything in the universe worthy of the name, God?" Nancy Ellen Abrams asks this question and suggests that there may be a way to speak of the reality of God. She returns to Religion For Life to discuss the concept of emergence and her latest book, A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality,...

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RADIO INTERVIEW: What Would a Science-Based God Be Like?

Nancy Ellen Abrams considers contemplation of our unique position in the universe a form of prayer.

Nancy Ellen Abrams' search for God has been driven by personal need, and guided by our most advanced scientific understanding of our universe. In her new book, A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and...
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A satisfying, unique blend of philosophy, science and religion

A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet comes from a philosopher of science who is also a lawyer and a lifelong atheist, who discovered that imagining the presence of a higher power in her life offered new opportunities. Her husband was a famous astrophysicist who was creating a new theory of the universe based on dark matter. And here's where it gets interesting: A God That Could Be Real could not have come about were it not for these two personalities...

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A truly extraordinary read from beginning to end

Synopsis: In "A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet", author Nancy Helen Abrams offers a paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers. Ms. Abrams is a philosopher of science, lawyer, and lifelong atheist. And yet, when she turned to the recovery community to face a personal struggle, she found that imagining a higher power gave her a new freedom....

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The View from the Center of the Universe

Luigi Vitali in conversation with Nancy Ellen Abrams

Nancy Ellen Abrams, scientist, philosopher, lawyer and musician, is the co-au- thor, with Joel R. Primack one of the most important cosmologists, of The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos and The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Co- smology Could Transform the World. Her latest book, A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet, was...

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AUTHOR RESPONSE TO: Marcelo Gleiser, Los Angeles Review of Books

This weekend my book was reviewed in the Los Angeles Review of Books by astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser, who concluded with the same belief he held before he read it: “there is no need to invoke a deity…Not all of us need a higher power to guide us.”  The spirit of this statement – “you may need a higher power, but  I don’t require it” – is something I understand well, because I used to think that way myself.  It was only through a twelve-step program that I discovered how...

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Is God Necessary?

Marcelo Gleiser on A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

Had I asked “Is God necessary?” a few centuries ago, I would have probably been stoned to death or burned alive. In some corners of the globe that would still be true today. Yet it is undeniable that more people in our time have moved away from religion than at any other moment in history, even if the number of believers is still in the billions. Over the past hundred years or so, thi...

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Jews for Jesus interviews Nancy Ellen Abrams

ISSUES interviews Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of our Planet.

Nancy Ellen Abrams is a lawyer, philosopher of science, and co-author with her husband, astrophysicist Joel R. Primack, of The View from the Center of the Universe and The New Universe and the Human Future. ISSUES intervie...

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RADIO INTERVIEW: Tapestry on CBC Radio

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Nancy Ellen Abrams on ant colonies, air molecules and other unexpected ways of thinking about God.

Nancy Ellen Abrams asks, "Could anything actually exist in the scientific universe that is worthy of being called God?". Abr...

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A God That Could Be Real in the New Scientific Universe

When I was fifteen, having suffered through eight years of Sunday school, my confirmation class was assigned to write an essay about our belief in God.  It was the first time I’d ever thought to put my “belief” into words.  Everything I’d heard about God seemed either physically impossible or so vague as to be empty.  I wrote that God was a fiction invented by weak, comfort-seeking humans.  The rabbi took me into his office alone, shut the door, and yelled at me for fifteen minutes.   “Who...

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Maybe Science disproves God

But that leaves atheist Nancy Ellen Abrams to figure out how the God she discovered could be real.

 

Three years ago, my wife and I had a jolting experience of suddenly getting in touch with our actual aspirations. This had a big impact. It led us to do unsettling things like leaving a good, secure situation with our five kids in tow and making our way across the country in search of things that were far less tangible than what we had.

Just this spring, a friend from our new hometown...

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Most of the scientific universe is spiritual! We should be shouting this from the rooftops!
Nancy Ellen Abrams
Most of the scientific universe is spiritual! We should be shouting this from the rooftops!
Nancy Ellen Abrams
Talking to God is not a theoretical exercise for people like me; it can have serious real-world consequences.
Nancy Ellen Abrams
Talking to God is not a theoretical exercise for people like me; it can have serious real-world consequences.
Nancy Ellen Abrams
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