Slices of God: Strange, Dimensional, and Fractal Perspectives on God and the Cosmos

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Imagine being free to express doubt and disbelief without being promptly condemned and ushered to the gates of hell by those who robotically enforce the consequences of such abhorrent behavior. Imagine a heaven that rejoices in questions that undermine its very existence. Imagine a Deity who delights in intellectual processes that formulate its nonexistence as well as its existence. Imagine being thrilled when evidences usher out old concepts and announce the arrival of fresh ideas. Imagine newness being not only welcomed, but also anticipated, greeted with uninhibited excitement and celebration.

Slices of God offers a journey and opens the door to such newness. It boldly explores fresh ideas that enlighten, contradict, replace, and even substantiate old theological concepts that religions exhaustingly attempt to maintain. It permits intellectual processes to confront the inconsistencies and incompleteness of religious assertions, and faces head-on the discontinuities within and between sacred writings and scientific data.

Slices of God recruits calculus, string theory, extra dimensions, relativity, and time dilation to address the God concept. It evaluates the strange, dimensional, and fractal characteristics of the cosmos and their implications on science and religion. It exercises freedom to ask forbidden questions, moving outside the comfort zones of both religion and science. It paves the way to a world that envelops the God concept, but freely resigns religious constraints. It recognizes that we have only slices of information to work with, and that our task is to merge them into larger composites that go beyond our preconceived notions of who God is and what the cosmos is all about.

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Sam Augsburger is a biomechanical engineer with avocations in theology and physics. He delights in asking forbidden questions and pondering unusual solutions.

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With breathtaking disciplinary range, Augsburger interrogates fractals, ancient Norse myths, the eleventh dimension, and the resurrection of Jesus. This theological and scientific tract is, in the end, a profoundly honest quest to fathom an ineffable God. - David R. Swartz, author of Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism.

In this penetrating work, on glimpses of God, S.F. Augsburger confronts our agnostic minds with a call to honesty, integrity and humility. The author is to be commended for his diligent study and interpretive insights in disciplines other than traditional theology. As he reviews slice after slice of human thought, the greater reality of Truth stands unaltered. As readers we are made aware that Truth is not something we hold but is the infinite reality that grips us. - Myron S. Augsburger, theologian, author, and lecturer.

Augsburger takes us into mysteries of the infinite interacting with the finite. Using art and music as well as current mathematical, philosophical, and theological constructs, he navigates imaginatively through the universe and finds God to be infinitely intimate. In this science/theology synthesis Sam invites us to use his wanderings to begin our own. Ultimately, we are invited into participation with the intentions God has for this world. - Owen Burkholder, theologian, pastor, and church leader.

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