Here is a book which will fascinate and enlighten any reader who is concerned about the world, man, and his destiny. Edmund...

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MATTER, MIND AND MAN

Here is a book which will fascinate and enlighten any reader who is concerned about the world, man, and his destiny. Edmund W. Sinnott, Dean of the Yale Graduate School, writes of these things with charm and humility, as well as lucid profundity, which has inspired and kindled the minds and hearts of his pupils for many years. In this significant volume, Dr. Sinnott provides answers for man's perennial questions about himself and his world ""that will form a unified and logically harmonious framework of concepts about man and his relation to his life and to the universe"". ""Our aim,"" he writes, ""has been to fit man into the universe of matter, mind and spirit without the necessity of dismembering him."" He sees man steadily and sees him whole, and believes that only in God can man be fulfilled. He is true to science, but he is also true to himself, and as a scientist is not afraid to explore the areas of the spirit and the soul, the emotions, the problems of sin, of justice, of ugliness and beauty. This is a book for the many who cannot believe all that routine religious orthodoxy teaches about the spirit of man, but who also reject the view that man is no more than a superior animal. It is important both for science and religion.

Pub Date: Feb. 6, 1957

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Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1957