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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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Spirituality, Science and God: a Revisiting

by Dr. Emanual Paparella

“Over the past two decades a largely sterile dispute has raged between two diametrically opposing camps: atheists and religious fundamentalists. It is surely time to move on and elevate the discussion to a higher intellectual level. This ambitious and thought-provoking book by Nancy Abrams on the interface of science and religion is a timely and welcome contribution to a more productive discussion of the...

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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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