Out of the Labyrinth - For Those Who want to Believe But Can't

Out of the Labyrinth - For Those Who want to Believe But Can't

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Author: J Donald Walters
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 278
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120819330


The last hundred years of scientific and philosophical thought have created dramatic upheavals in how we view our universe, our spiritual beliefs, and ourselves. Commonly accepted theories of evolution and relativity, and the precepts of existentialism, have shaken the foundations of traditional religious practices. Many people now wonder if enduring spiritual and moral truths even exist.

Out of the Labyrinth presents fresh insight into this most difficult problem. In clear and accessible language, Walters demonstrates the compatibility of scientific and religious values and how, in fact, scientific discoveries and our most cherished moral values actually enrich and reinforce one another. Walters convincingly lays out a new approach to spirituality that solves the problem of meaninglessness and champions the possibility of human transcendence and divine truth. Hailed by both scientists and religious leaders alike, this book is a must read for anyone struggling to find answers to these daunting questions.




PREFACE TO THE 1988 (revised) edition

PREFACE TO THE 2001 (revised) edition

The Crises

Institutions and the Individual

Nihilism and the Search for Values

Values-Absolute, or Relative?

Truth Is Not Reasonable!