Wayfarers in the Cosmos: The Human Quest for Meaning

Wayfarers in the Cosmos
  • Book
  • 184 pages
  • Level: high school and above

This 2002 book is authored by Fr. George V. Coyne, S. J., and Fr. Alessandro Omizzolo, S. J., both astronomers with the Vatican Observatory.  From the publisher, Crossroads Publishing Company:

In this eye-opening book, two astronomers from the Vatican’s observatory present their views on the profound developments in our knowledge about the world—from the discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo, to the wonders of quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.

Christians, Jews, and Muslims believe that the cosmos is profoundly meaningful and that everything in it has its source in God. How does our faith relate to modern developments in science? George V. Coyne, S.J. and Alessandro Omizzolo, leading scientists at the Vatican observatory, examine the history of religious thought about the cosmos in Western culture—from beliefs held in ancient Egypt to the modern conception of the expanding universe. An important resource, presented in non-technical language, for those who sense the congruity between spirit and science.

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