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Einstein and Mysticism (2014)


Albert Einstein deliberately and repeatedly expressed his general religious views. But what were his views of mysticism? His statements on the subject were few, relatively obscure, and often misunderstood. A coherent answer requires setting those statements in historical, cultural, and theological context, as well as examining Einstein's philosophical and religious views. Though the Einstein that emerges clearly rejected supernatural mysticism, his views of essential mysticism were---though largely implicit---more nuanced, more subtle, and ultimately more sympathetic than mere appearance suggests.

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Authors & Contributors
Iagher, Matei
Stéphane Gumpper
Greco, Pietro
Serina, Florent
Svetlikova, Ilona
Wolters, Gereon
Science and Education
Science and Christian Belief
Psychoanalysis and History
History of Religions
History of Psychology
Gender and History
Cambridge University Press
University of Chicago Press
Templeton Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Science and religion
Philosophy of science
Einstein, Albert
Planck, Max
Newton, Isaac
Delacroix, Henri
Spinoza, Baruch
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
United States
Moscow (Russia)
Great Britain

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