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Other Worlds - Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions (Hardcover): Christopher G. White

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Other Worlds - Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions (Hardcover)

Christopher G. White

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What do modern multiverse theories and spiritualist seances have in common? Not much, it would seem. One is an elaborate scientific theory developed by the world's most talented physicists. The other is a spiritual practice widely thought of as backward, the product of a mystical world view fading under the modern scientific gaze. But Christopher G. White sees striking similarities. He does not claim that seances or other spiritual practices are science. Yet he points to ways that both spiritual practices and scientific speculation about multiverses and invisible dimensions are efforts to peer into the hidden elements and even the existential meaning of the universe. Other Worlds examines how the idea that the universe has multiple, invisible dimensions has inspired science fiction, fantasy novels, films, modern art, and all manner of spiritual thought reaching well beyond the realm of formal religion. Drawing on a range of international archives, White analyzes how writers, artists, filmmakers, televangelists, and others have used the scientific idea of invisible dimensions to make supernatural phenomena such as ghosts and miracles seem more reasonable and make spiritual beliefs possible again for themselves and others. Many regard scientific ideas as disenchanting and secularizing, but Other Worlds shows that these ideas-creatively appropriated in such popular forms as C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, the art of Salvador Dali, or the books of the counterculture physicist "Dr. Quantum"-restore a sense that the world is greater than anything our eyes can see, helping to forge an unexpected kind of spirituality.

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Imprint: Harvard University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2018
Authors: Christopher G. White
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-674-98429-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Impact of science & technology on society
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Comparative religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Comparative religion
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LSN: 0-674-98429-3
Barcode: 9780674984295

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