2012 Symposium on Spiritual Progress

Robert BellahPrinceton University Center for Theological Inquiry and the John Templeton Foundation held a public event on spiritual progress, focusing on five landmark books and authors fostering the new conversation on science and religion. Hear excerpts of the conversation below:

» Robert Bellah on the Axial Age
» Jonathan Sacks on Conversation as Prayer
» Marilynne Robinson on Human Exceptionalism

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is a professor at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She’s the author of several novels including Housekeeping, Home, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

is Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. He’s author of The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang and A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Cosmos.