Author: J Donald WaltersPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 278ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120819330
The last hundred years of scientific and philosophical thought have created dramatic upheavals in how we view our universe, our spiritual beliefs, and ourselves. Commonly accepted theories of evolution and relativity, and the precepts of existentialism, have shaken the foundations of traditional religious practices. Many people now wonder if enduring spiritual and moral truths even exist.Out of the Labyrinth presents fresh insight into this most difficult problem. In clear and accessible language, Walters demonstrates the compatibility of scientific and religious values and how, in fact, scientific discoveries and our most cherished moral values actually enrich and reinforce one another. Walters convincingly lays out a new approach to spirituality that solves the problem of meaninglessness and champions the possibility of human transcendence and divine truth. Hailed by both scientists and religious leaders alike, this book is a must read for anyone struggling to find answers to these daunting questions.
FOREWORDINTRODUCTIONPREFACE TO THE 1988 (revised) editionPREFACE TO THE 2001 (revised) editionThe CrisesInstitutions and the IndividualNihilism and the Search for ValuesValues-Absolute, or Relative?Truth Is Not Reasonable!