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How the Sciences should inform our concept of God

How the cosmological and physical sciences should inform us about our concept of God and its relevancy in facing future challenges


Dr. Nancy Ellen Abrams is a philosopher, historian, musician and attorney who addresses the interconnections between modern cosmology and science and cultural meaning, and areas where traditional myth inf...

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The Existence of 'God' Creates Human Meaning

Why humans created the emerging God and how the concept of a higher power has brought meaning into human life.

 

The Emerging God


When I was fifteen and the rabbi became furious at me for writing that God was a fiction created by humans, I was right in believing that humans were not created by God, but I then jumped to conclusions, because I didn’t think scientifically. I didn’t understand that you can’t conclude what’s true from simply elim...

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What’s your ‘cosmic identity’? Philosopher says you have one

by Cathy Lynn Grossman

WASHINGTON (RNS) When she was a teen, Nancy Ellen Abrams told her rabbi that humanity created God.

She’s still at it.

And according to her new book — “A God that Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science and the Future of Our Planet” —  this God emerges from us, not the other way around.

Abrams grew up to become a philosopher of science, an attorney specializing in international science law, and co-author of books on dark energy and dark ...

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A New Way To Think About 'God'

by Nancy Ellen Abrams

Part Two Of Two (Read Part One here.)

There is no single meaning for the word "God." The idea of God and gods has been evolving and shape-shifting nonstop for millennia, and it's not over yet.

All traditional ideas of God are demonstrably inadequate to our time. They perpetuate conflict or fail to inspire us enough to rise to the existe...

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'A God That Could Be Real' In The Scientific Universe

by Nancy Ellen Abrams

"God" is a word. If we define it, even subconsciously, as something that cannot exist in our universe, we banish the idea of God from our reality and throw away all possibility of incorporating a potent spiritual metaphor into a truly coherent big picture. But if we take seriously the reliable — and, thus, invaluable — scientific and historical knowledge we now possess, we can redefine God in a radically new and empowering way that expands our thinking and c...

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5 Ways We Get God Wrong

by Nancy Ellen Abrams

We must be willing to rethink God in light of knowledge we didn’t have before.


Why do we still think about God the way people did in biblical times when slavery was considered normal, women were subhuman chattel, and everyone believed the world was flat?

That old image of God is drastically out of sync with present reality — but it doesn’t have to be. Science and God can support each other if we are willing to rethink God in light of...

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RADIO INTERVIEW: A God That Could 'Be Real'

Is it possible to believe in both science and an all-knowing, all-powerful Creator? No, according to Joy Cardin’s guest author, who is a self-described atheist. She says t...

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RADIO INTERVIEW: Truth Box Tune Up with Nancy Ellen Abrams

Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith hosted by David Dault

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In this wide-ranging interview, our host David Dault talks with Nancy Ellen Abrams, author of A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet, about new discoveries in cosmology and their prof...

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You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

Here's how science and spirituality might find common ground -- and learn something about the universe

The power of praying comes from daring to enter that mysterious place between the emerging God and us. But it’s not an empty space—it’s our own selves on progressively larger size scales, where we are participating in multiple emerging phenomena and creating emergent identities. As the ancient Egyptian world blended outward into the spiritual world, so does ours. And the higher ...

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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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