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The Measure of God, by Larry Witham

The Gifford Lectures by Michael Giffin The Measure of God, by Larry Witham; HarperCollins, 2006, US$15.95. Since Quadrant prides itself on respecting differences of opinion, without prejudices for or against religion, “judging material by the importance of ideas rather than requiring any agreement”, The Measure of God is an important book for its readers. The sub-title is History’s Greatest Minds Wrestle with Reconciling Science and Religion. It provides an overview of the influential Gifford Lectures since they began in the late nineteenth century. We need to be familiar with this territory if we aren’t to appear limited by the simplistic…

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