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Quantum Theology : Spiritual Implications of the New Physics - Diarmuid O'Murchu

Quantum Theology

Spiritual Implications of the New Physics

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Published: 1st April 2004
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Here, best-selling author Diarmuid O'Murchu presents a vision of the intersection of quantum physics and spirituality. It is now revised to reflect the most recent advances in physics. From black holes to holograms, from relativity theory to the discovery of quarks, this book is an original and rich exposition of quantum theory and the way it unravels profound theological questions.

Introduction to the Revised Editionp. 1
The Invitation
You Are Invited ...p. 5
What do We Mean by Theology?p. 9
Theology and Religionp. 11
Theology and Spiritualityp. 13
Contemporary Theologyp. 15
Conclusionp. 22
What is the Quantum All About?p. 24
The Classical Modelp. 25
The Quantum Theoryp. 28
Do We Create Our Own Reality?p. 33
Wholistic Consciousnessp. 35
The Dance
Energy, Movement, and Rhythmp. 45
Dancing to Our Sacrednessp. 47
Dance of the Godsp. 49
Dance as a Scientific Metaphorp. 50
The Symmetry Withinp. 53
Music as a Pulse of Creationp. 53
The God Questionp. 55
Wholes and Partsp. 58
Beyond the Mechanistic Metaphorp. 59
Wholes and Partsp. 60
Our Holographic Universep. 61
The World as Subjectp. 64
Wholeness and Uniquenessp. 65
The Relationship
The Horizon of Belongingp. 71
Fields of Influencep. 72
In Relation to the Wholep. 75
Whither Revelation?p. 78
Beyond Our Isolationp. 85
Trinitarian Relatednessp. 87
Individual Uniquenessp. 91
The Search for Communityp. 93
The Story
In the Beginningp. 101
The Potential for Self-Organizationp. 103
The Gaia Hypothesisp. 105
Propensity for Self-Regulationp. 109
The Creative Vacuump. 110
The Anthropic Principlep. 112
Humans and Gaiap. 113
Theological Implicationsp. 114
Stories Generate Meaningp. 117
Stories Stretch the Imaginationp. 118
The Word as Storyp. 120
The Central Myth of the Christian Storyp. 122
Interpreting Sacred Textsp. 124
Story in Peril?p. 125
The Shadow
Embracing the Darkp. 131
Black Holesp. 132
The Theory of Chaosp. 135
Being and Nothingnessp. 139
Salvation and Redemptionp. 141
Integrating the Shadowp. 145
The Power of Dualismsp. 147
Integrating the Shadowp. 149
Sins of Our Timep. 151
The Light
The Search for Enlightenmentp. 163
The Light That Shinesp. 165
The Path to Enlightenmentp. 167
The Sacrament of Lightp. 170
The Sacramental Processp. 172
Reaching Toward Infinityp. 175
Resurrection from the Deadp. 176
The Universal Will to Lifep. 178
Whither Afterlife?p. 180
World without End?p. 183
The Future
The Promise and the Perilp. 189
Our Calvary Momentp. 190
Quantum Yearnings: Within and Withoutp. 193
God and Creation in Processp. 195
No Greater Love...p. 198
Power of Love or Love of Power?p. 199
The Embodiment of Lovep. 200
New Horizons of Human Sexualityp. 201
The Spirit as Friendp. 204
The Love That Liberatesp. 206
Principles of Quantum Theologyp. 209
Doing Theology in a Space-Time Continuump. 215
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780824522636
ISBN-10: 082452263X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.39