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The Courage to Be

The Courage to Be

Few thinkers, let alone theologians, have managed to inspire the popular imagination as Paul Tillich did in the mid-twentieth century. As a public intellectual, he has been compared to Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose writings also gained mass appeal and whose lectures attracted large audiences in the 19th century. One of Tillich’s landmark works, The Courage […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s Scientific Love Affair

Follow @yaleSCIbooks The name Thomas Jefferson brings to mind some of his greatest achievements: Author of the Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States, and Founder of the University of Virginia. But there’s another side to America’s Renaissance man that, though less well known, is just as praiseworthy. In his new book Jefferson’s […]

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October Theme: Religion

As we consider 2012 as a whole, following closely on last month’s discussions on political economy, religion may have assumed a more central role in global culture—conflicts and revolutions, apocalyptic predictions, elections, scientific discoveries—despite an increasing insistence on secularist thought throughout much of the world. In addition to Yale University Press’s Anchor Yale Bible Series, […]

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The New Universe and the Human Future

3@2 Interview: Nancy Abrams and Joel Primack on The New Universe and the Human Future

Follow @yaleSCIbooks The newest 3@2 Interview brings Terry Lecturers Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack, authors of The New Universe and the Human Future, to discuss the new scientific picture of the universe and its meaning for our lives, societies, and long-term future as a species.   Yale University Press: Why does it matter […]

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Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History

Facing the Challenges of Islam

Follow @yaleSCIbooks Islam requires that its adherents pray facing Mecca, a requirement that is easily fulfilled with the help of today’s technology. In less than three seconds, http://www.quiblalocator.com can produce a map of your local area with a red line indicating the direction of Mecca and statistics relating to the latitude, longitude, and distance from […]

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The New Universe and the Human Future

Think Cosmically, Act Globally

Follow @yaleSCIbooks In his review of The New Universe and the Human Future for the Huffington Post, Deepak Chopra writes that authors Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack are “not aiming to reclaim old religious ideas;” rather, they “put great store in the unique scale of the human world and how our minds have […]

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The New Universe and the Human Future

Congratulations, Graduates! Keep Your Eye on the (Cosmic) Roads Ahead!

We’ve got graduation on the mind here at Yale today. This morning, President Richard C. Levin and many other speakers addressed the crowd assembled on Yale’s Old Campus for the university’s 310th Commencement exercises, complete with mascot, Handsome Dan. Always an occasion to reflect on past experiences and new beginnings, graduation sets us looking out […]

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