The Hand of God
Author: Michael Reagan
|Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe|
Edited by Michael Reagan Introduction by Sharon Begley
"This book will appeal to religious and nonreligious people alike. The Hand of God is essentially a compilation of the most beautiful astrophotos ever taken. The 100 or so images are from the Hubble Space Telescope, Europe’s Very Large Telescope, the Anglo-Australian Observatory, NASA spacecraft, amateur astronomers, and many other resources.” —Astronomy
The Hand of God combines inspiration for the mind and spirit by juxtaposing majestic photographs of the cosmos next to illuminating words of scientists, poets, and theologians. It was once believed that to look into the heavens was to look into the face of God. The first Hubble telescope images from space, which appeared in 1990, confirmed that sentiment in ways beyond imagination. These eerily luminous landscapes, splendid with color and motion, gave us a glimpse into the outermost reaches of the universe—a vast, unexplored realm where spiraling galaxies cartwheeled, nebulae shimmered, and stars were born.
Throughout history, scientists and theologians, artists and writers, poets and philosophers have struggled eloquently to make sense of the universe and God’s part in it. Together the images in The Hand of God and the accompanying reflections encourage a sense of awe and, perhaps, purpose in an age often hostile to both.
“This little book uses gorgeous pictures of astronomical phenomena and words from scientists, philosophers and authors to provoke thought on the subject of science and faith.” —The Seattle Times
“The Hand of God is filled with the most astonishing full color photos from deep space courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope and is filled with quotes from men like John Glenn and Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes, among many others. This would make a great gift for both those interested in science and its spiritual implications.” —Bookviews
Awe-inspiring photographs with comments from history’s great thinkers of science, religion, and the arts
Reflections that encourage a sense of purpose and wonder
Excellent gift for readers interested in science or spirituality
Sharon Begley is a senior editor of Newsweek magazine, where she has been on staff since 1977. An award winning science writer, Begley has won the Aviation/Space Writer’s Association Premier Award, a Global Award for Media Excellence, and the Educational Press Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. She is a graduate of Yale University. She and her husband live in Pelham, New York, with their son and daughter.
Michael Reagan is the president and founder of Lionheart Books. Before that he was the head of Turner Publishing, where he was responsible for a number of bestsellers such as Moonshot, Dinotopia, and Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book. He is a graduate of Georgia State University. He and his wife live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children.
Physical Info: 0.49" H x 7.8" L x 8.62" W (1.2 lbs) 160 pages
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
US SRP: 15.95 US
Pub Date: August 2001
- Religion | Philosophy
- Religion | Psychology of Religion
- Science | General
- Creation - Religion and science
Theometrics | Mainline
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