Einstein's God by Krista Tippett
Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit

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Albert Einstein did not believe in a personal God. And his famous quip that "God does not play dice with the universe" was a statement about quantum physics, not a statement of faith. But he did leave behind a fascinating, largely forgotten legacy of musings and writings-some serious, some whimsical-about the relationship between science and religion and his own inquisitive reverence for the "order deeply hidden behind everything". Einstein's self-described "cosmic religious sense" is intriguingly compatible with twenty-first-century sensibilities. And it is the starting point for Einstein's God.

Drawn from American Public Media's extraordinary program Speaking of Faith, the conversations in this profoundly illuminating book explore an emerging interface of inquiry-if not answers-between many fields of science, medicine, theology and philosophy. In her interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, V. V. Raman, and Mehmet Oz, Krista Tippett draws out the connections between these realms, showing how even those most wedded to hard truths find spiritual enlightenment in the life of experiment and, in turn, raise questions that are richly theologically evocative. Whether she is speaking with celebrated surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland about the biology of the human spirit or questioning Darwin biographer James Moore about his subject's religious beliefs, Tippett offers a rare look at the way our best minds grapple with the questions for which we all seek answers.
 

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KRISTA TIPPETT, a journalist, theologian, and former diplomat, has created, hosted, and produced American Public Media's popular radio program Speaking of Faith since 2003. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
 
Published January 11, 2010 by Penguin Books. 303 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Krista Tippett has spent the past decade interviewing people about religion and spiritual ethics as the host of public radio’s “Speaking of Faith.” Einstein’s God is an edited selection from these interviews in which she discusses the relationship between science and religion with a number of emi...

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Krista Tippett created and has hosted the radio program "Speaking of Faith" since its beginning as an occasional feature in 2000 to its current form as a national weekly pro...

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