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The Luminous Web


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Barbara Brown Taylor holds the Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy at Piedmont College and was voted one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English language by Baylor University. She preaches and lectures widely throughout the United States.


The book is profound in its implications and a must-read for anyone seeking to reconcile the faith they cling to with the science they encounter. The Jamestown Cross In explaining why the church should care about new discoveries and insights into the physical world that modern science has to offer, Taylor suggests ways that Christians might close the gap between spirit and matter, between the secular and the sacred. The Luminous Web is profoundly rewarding reading. Midwest Book Review Barbara Brown Taylor, an Episcopal priest whom Newsweek named as one of the country's leading preachers, says that ... science and religion aren't irreconciliable. Scientists, she says, speak about mystery and enigma; they often draw on the awe-filled language of the Psalms. And religious folk care-or ought to, anyway-about new scientific findings... Taylor's fans won't be disappointed. She offers her usual down-to-earth honesty and eloquent wordsmithing even when her subject is quarks. Beliefnet.Com In these four short, readable essays, Taylor seeks to relate some of the insights she has gained as a Christian from the discoveries of modern science. She rejects the view that science and religion are unconnected; instead, both scientists and believers are engaged with the mystery and the wonder of the universe we inhabit. Christian Library Journal

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