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Title Other worlds : spirituality and the search for invisible dimensions / Christopher G. White.
Author White, Christopher G., 1969-
Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 376 pages ; 25 cm
Call # 201.65 W
Summary For a long time, people have argued that the rise of science has caused the decline of religion. Other Worlds presents a different perspective, showing that modern Europeans and Americans often used scientific ideas in imaginative ways to develop new, enchanted views of nature, its fantastic borderlands, and the hidden spaces that might lie beyond it. This book examines the history and imaginative power of one scientific idea in particular, an idea that has become crucial in many settings, from modern physics to fantasy literature and science-fiction film--namely, the idea that the universe has higher, invisible dimensions. Drawing on archives from across the U.S. and the U.K., the author analyzes how scientists, writers, artists, screenwriters, televangelists, and others have used this idea to make supernatural phenomena such as ghosts and miracles seem more reasonable and make religious or spiritual beliefs possible again for themselves and others.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Science and heavenly realms: Edwin Abbott's otherworldly visions -- The man who saw the fourth dimension -- New heaven, new earth -- Cathedrals without walls -- Max Weber and the art of an invisible geometry -- The spacetime of dreams -- Mirrors, doorways, and otherworldy openings -- Madeleine L'Engle disturbs the universe -- One step beyond -- Epilogue: The astonishing afterlife of a square.
Subject Religion and science -- United States.
Religion and science -- Great Britain.
Arts and religion -- United States.
Arts and religion -- Great Britain.
Fourth dimension.
Arts and religion. (OCoLC)fst00817852
Fourth dimension. (OCoLC)fst00933422
Hyperspace. (OCoLC)fst00965827
Religion and science. (OCoLC)fst01093848
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
ISBN 9780674984295 (hardcover)
0674984293 (hardcover)

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