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Albert Einstein’s ‘God letter’ reflecting on religion up for auction

Albert Einstein’s ‘God letter’ reflecting on religion up for auction

Nick Spencer comments on the upcoming auction of Einstein’s ‘God letter’ in New York. 04/12/18

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Nick Spencer comments on speculation that Albert Einstein’s ‘God letter’, which contains reflections on God, the Bible, and Judaism, either proves or disproves Einstein was an atheist.

“Einstein offers scant consolation to either party in this debate. His cosmic religion and distant deistic God fits neither the agenda of religious believers or that of tribal atheists.

“As so often during his life, he refused and disturbed the accepted categories. We do the great physicist a disservice when we go to him to legitimise our belief in God, or in his absence.”

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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion

Posted 4 December 2018

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