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By Max Jammer

The philosophy of faith and the search for non secular fact preoccupied Albert Einstein--so a lot that it's been acknowledged "one may suspect he used to be a disguised theologian." however, the literature at the lifestyles and paintings of Einstein, broad because it is, doesn't offer an enough account of his spiritual belief and sentiments. purely fragmentarily identified, Einstein's principles approximately faith were usually distorted either through atheists and by means of spiritual teams desirous to declare him as one in all their very own. yet what precisely was once Einstein's non secular credo? during this interesting ebook, the prestigious physicist and thinker Max Jammer deals an impartial and well-documented solution to this question.

The ebook starts off with a dialogue of Einstein's formative years non secular schooling and the non secular atmosphere--or its absence--among his friends and family. It then reconstructs, step-by-step, the highbrow improvement that led Einstein to the conceptions of a cosmic faith and an impersonal God, corresponding to "the God of Spinoza." Jammer explores Einstein's writings and lectures on faith and its function in society, and the way a ways they've been accredited by means of most of the people and by way of expert theologians like Paul Tillich or Frederick Ferré. He additionally analyzes the proper which means of Einstein's well-known dictum "Science with no faith is lame, faith with no technology is blind," and why this assertion can function an epitome of Einstein's philosophy of religion.

The final bankruptcy bargains with the arguable query of even if Einstein's medical paintings, and particularly his conception of relativity, has theologically major implications, an issue vital should you have an interest within the relation among technology and faith. either thought-provoking and fascinating, this publication goals to introduce readers, with out proselytizing, to Einstein's faith.

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