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Spiritual Evolution: Scientists Discuss Their Beliefs describes the intellectual and emotional journeys traveled by esteemed scientists worldwide. Authors share the personal steps they have taken to blend an understanding of the Divine with their scientific perspectives.

Charles Birch, S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Larry Dossey, Owen Gingerich, Peter E. Hodgson, Stanley L. Jaki, Arthur Peacocke, John Polkinghorne, Russell Stannard, and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker offer accounts of their spirituality and scientific inquiry. Noting the impact of religious upbringing, academic and spiritual mentors, personal devotional practice, and study, these authors make a compelling case for the blending of both scientific and spiritual worlds. They share insights that keep them attending church, engaging in prayer, and continuing the search to understand the Infinite.

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Introduction by John Marks Templeton / vii

1. MY DAMASCUS / 1
Charles Birch

2. QUIET PATH, QUIET POOL / 17
S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

3. TRACKS IN SNOW / 27
Larry Dossey

4. ON UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF FAITH / 41
Owen Gingerich

5. WHAT I BELIEVE / 55
Peter E. Hodgson

6. COSMIC RAYS ANDWATER SPIDERS / 67
Stanley L. Jaki

7. THE CHRISTIANWAY / 99
Arthur Peacocke

8. PHYSICIST AND PRIEST / 113
John Polkinghorne

9. TOWARD A DISTINCTIVE MINISTRY / 121
Russell Stannard

10. PERSONAL REMINISCENCES AND EXPECTATIONS / 131
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker

About the Authors and Editors / 135

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