Last month, the founder and ongoing inspiration for our press, Sir John M. Templeton, passed away at the age of 95.
As a celebration of his life, we'd like to share the many commemorations of Sir John that have appeared in the media since his passing.
Earlier this month, there was a great article in the Washington Post
on project that is being led by David Blankenhorn, the author of the soon-to-be-released TFP volume, Thrift: A Cyclopedia
You can read the full text of the article here: Let's Make it Cool to Save
We'll have more information on our site about the book as we approach the official publication date (August 2008), but in the meantime, the article will give you a great preview of some of the timel
The Neural Buddhists
, a recent New York Times op-ed column by David Brooks, covers an amazing array of Templeton Foundation Press core themes and values. In fact, he may just set a record for "Most TFP Subject Areas Covered in a Single Article
." In the column, Brooks offers a very interesting prediction of where the science & religion dialogue is headed in the coming years, and by our count, he touches on at least five of our major subject areas:
I’ve been reading Darwin’s two major books lately. My reading has been done with an eye toward what Darwin might think about love.
I’m somewhat surprised by what I’ve found. Given what Darwin’s critics and followers have been saying, one might get the impression that the theory of evolution dooms love. I’m finding quite the contrary.
Thanks to everyone who came by our booth at AAAS
Happy New Year!
Templeton Foundation Press will be publishing eight new books in spring 2008 as well as a new audio book.