The Resource Religions and extraterrestrial life : how will we deal with it?, David A. Weintraub

Religions and extraterrestrial life : how will we deal with it?, David A. Weintraub

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Religions and extraterrestrial life : how will we deal with it?
Title
Religions and extraterrestrial life
Title remainder
how will we deal with it?
Statement of responsibility
David A. Weintraub
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the twenty-first century, the debate about life on other worlds is quickly changing from the realm of speculation to the domain of hard science. Within a few years, as a consequence of the rapid discovery by astronomers of planets around other stars, astronomers very likely will have discovered clear evidence of life beyond the Earth. Such a discovery of extraterrestrial life will change everything. Knowing the answer as to whether humanity has company in the universe will trigger one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in history, not the least of which will be a challenge for at least some terrestrial religions. Which religions will handle the discovery of extraterrestrial life with ease and which will struggle to assimilate this new knowledge about our place in the universe? Some religions as currently practiced appear to only be viable on Earth. Other religions could be practiced on distant worlds but nevertheless identify both Earth as a place and humankind as a species of singular spiritual religious importance, while some religions could be practiced equally well anywhere in the universe by any sentient beings. Weintraub guides readers on an invigorating tour of the world's most widely practiced religions. It reveals what, if anything, each religion has to say about the possibility that extraterrestrial life exists and how, or if, a particular religion would work on other planets in distant parts of the universe
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GW5XE
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1958-
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Weintraub, David A.
Dewey number
215/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BD621
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer-Praxis books in popular astronomy
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  • Life on other planets
  • Cosmology
  • RELIGION
  • Cosmology
  • Life on other planets
Label
Religions and extraterrestrial life : how will we deal with it?, David A. Weintraub
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-05056-0
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Publication
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Includes indexes
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Discovering Extrasolar Planets -- Once Upon a Time -- Pluralism Through Western History -- The Discovery of the Century -- Detecting Exoplanets -- Are Angels Extraterrestrials? -- Part II: Major Religions of the World and Extraterrestrial Life -- Judaism -- Setting the Stage for Modern Christianity -- Roman Catholicism -- Orthodox Christianity -- The Church of England and the Anglican Communion -- Mainline Protestant Christianity -- Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity -- From Christian Roots -- Mormonism -- Islam -- Hinduism -- Buddhism -- Jainism -- Sikhism -- Bahá'í Faith -- Are We Ready? -- Appendix: The Exoplanets Revealed by the Kepler Mission Through 2013
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1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages).
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online
Isbn
9783319050553
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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SpringerLink
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10.1007/978-3-319-05056-0
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884958855
  • (OCoLC)ocn884958855
Label
Religions and extraterrestrial life : how will we deal with it?, David A. Weintraub
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-05056-0
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Discovering Extrasolar Planets -- Once Upon a Time -- Pluralism Through Western History -- The Discovery of the Century -- Detecting Exoplanets -- Are Angels Extraterrestrials? -- Part II: Major Religions of the World and Extraterrestrial Life -- Judaism -- Setting the Stage for Modern Christianity -- Roman Catholicism -- Orthodox Christianity -- The Church of England and the Anglican Communion -- Mainline Protestant Christianity -- Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christianity -- From Christian Roots -- Mormonism -- Islam -- Hinduism -- Buddhism -- Jainism -- Sikhism -- Bahá'í Faith -- Are We Ready? -- Appendix: The Exoplanets Revealed by the Kepler Mission Through 2013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 234 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319050553
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-05056-0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884958855
  • (OCoLC)ocn884958855

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