Einstein's God by Krista Tippett
Peabody Award-winning Being with Krista Tippett is public radio's premier conversation about religion, meaning, ethics and ideas. Each week, Krista welcomes one or more guests to explore every facet of out lives — from scientific discovery to global politics to how we raise our children — in thoughtful, lively dialogue. Einstein's God is a collection of conversations with some of the leading thinkers of the day including Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, Mehmet Oz, Sherwin Nuland among others. A fascinating look at the intersection of our deepest questions about science and the human spirit. Softcover book is 272 pages.
From the publisher
Inspiring and stimulating discussions on the interplay between scientific and religious inquiry, featuring some of today's greatest thinkers.
Krista Tippett's conversations with today's leading experts mine the intersection of our deepest questions about science and the human spirit.
Drawn from American Public Media's Peabody Award-winning program Being, a show Krista Tippett created and hosts, the conversations in this profoundly illuminating book reach for a place too rarely explored-the nexus of science and spirituality. In fascinating interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, V.V. Raman, and Mehmet Oz, Tippett draws out the connections between the two realms, showing how even those most wedded to hard truths find spiritual enlightenment in the physical world and, in turn, raise questions that are richly theologically evocative.
Whether she is speaking with celebrated surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland about the biology of the human spirit or questioning Darwin biographer James Moore about his subject's religious beliefs, Tippett offers a rare look at the way our best minds grapple with the questions for which we all seek answers.
“In a day where. . . Arguments over religion divide us into ever more entrenched and frustrated campls, Krista Tippett is exactly the measured, balanced commentator we need.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love.
Words of Praise for Einstein's God:
“Krista Tippett has a knack for finding thinkers who tackle deep and important questions in a sober but uninhibited fashion. The result is an exhilarating exploration of the meaning of it all.” — Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God
“No one has a better ear for the most interesting facets of faith than Krista Tippett. And few topics lend themselves better to her nuanced interviews than the clash/collaboration/interplay of science and religion. If you want something beyond black-and-white culture war battles, you'll find these interviews powerfully stimulating.” — Steven Waldman, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Beliefnet
“In this sparkling book of interviews, Krista Tippett demonstrates that science and religion both benefit from a genuine dialogue. It doesn't matter if Tippett is talking about free will or the anatomy of the soul — she is always probing, measured and illuminating. This book is a hopeful reminder that the intellectual conflicts we take for granted don't need to exist.” — Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide
For additional information and related content to each of the interviewees, please refer to the Being program websites below:
Einstein's God with Paul Davies & Freeman Dyson
Up in the air
In 1941, Albert Einstein said, "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." In this book of interviews conducted for the public radio show "Being," journalist Krista Tippett discusses with physicist Freeman Dyson how Einstein reconciled science and spirituality. Tippett also talks to a dozen other thinkers, including surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland and heart surgeon and media personality Mehmet Oz. These high-level discussions might take a few readings to sink in, especially when the conversation wanders, as it does with astrophysicist Paul Davies, into mind-benders about the concept of eternity and how it relates to quantum physics. It's a rewarding investment.
— Rachel Saslow, The Washington Post
Monday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 2, 2010, Rochester, NY
Roberts Wesleyan College
Being: Conversations Across Diverse Communities
Wednesday, March 3 ,2010, New York, NY
New York Public Library
Krista Tippett and Andrew Solomon: Einstein's God: Conversations about Science
Monday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 6, 2010, Washington, D.C.
WAMU - Sidney Harman Hall
Thursday, April 8, 2010, New Haven, CT
Saturday, April 24, 8:30 a.m.–3:00p.m. (symposium)
Harvard Divinity School
Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m., Philadelphia. PA
Perlman Theater at Kimmel Center for the Arts
Tuesday, May 18, 2010, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Public Library
Talk of the Stacks