Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge (review)

Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge (review) BOOK REVIEWS Toward a Buddhist Revolution (2008), represents not so much a distinct position either religiously or politically, but an orientation with a set of tools and medicines to be made widely available to Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, spiritual but not religious people, and secularists of all persuasions. It's our collective mind and our collective behavior that needs to change, these writers would say, and if perspectives from the Buddhist tradition can help in that set of projects then books such as Mindful Politics will prove useful as we enter the new post-2008 period. Brian Karafin Ithaca College TIBETAN BUDDHISM AND MODERN PHYSICS: TOWARD A UNION OF LOVE AND KNOWLEDGE. By Vic Mansfield. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008. xii + 180 pp. Although I never met Vic Mansfield in person, I was sad to learn, as I sat down to write the review of this book, that he had passed away last summer after a two-year bout with lymphoma, just shortly after this volume had been released from the printer. Mansfield received his PhD in theoretical astrophysics from Cornell University and taught at Colgate University from 1973 until his death. Over his long teaching career, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies, Volume 29 (1) – Oct 17, 2009

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BOOK REVIEWS Toward a Buddhist Revolution (2008), represents not so much a distinct position either religiously or politically, but an orientation with a set of tools and medicines to be made widely available to Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, spiritual but not religious people, and secularists of all persuasions. It's our collective mind and our collective behavior that needs to change, these writers would say, and if perspectives from the Buddhist tradition can help in that set of projects then books such as Mindful Politics will prove useful as we enter the new post-2008 period. Brian Karafin Ithaca College TIBETAN BUDDHISM AND MODERN PHYSICS: TOWARD A UNION OF LOVE AND KNOWLEDGE. By Vic Mansfield. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2008. xii + 180 pp. Although I never met Vic Mansfield in person, I was sad to learn, as I sat down to write the review of this book, that he had passed away last summer after a two-year bout with lymphoma, just shortly after this volume had been released from the printer. Mansfield received his PhD in theoretical astrophysics from Cornell University and taught at Colgate University from 1973 until his death. Over his long teaching career,

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