Faith

Deacon Robert Hesse is uniquely qualified to write this scientifically accurate and inspirational gateway into the mind and heart of God through the interrelationship between faith and science. Drawing upon his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, his background in Trappist mystical theology, and years of leadership in interreligious dialogue, he provides a glimpse into the unrestricted consciousness from which springs the equations of physics, the space-time continuum, molecular structures, the biophysical leap into life, and the biospiritual leap into human consciousness, free choice, loving relationships, and mystical ecstasy. He has accessibly described some of the most  remarkable biophysical phenomena to reveal the loving consciousness that is at once the origin and finality of both the universal and eternal order—

the loving consciousness who invites us into relationship with him. Though the book aims at bringing a diverse audience to belief in God and religion, Deacon Hesse illustrates his own personal journey with images of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the body of Christ, and the Catholic Church. In that way, he communicates to an interreligious audience how God’s love manifest in science, relationships, and mysticism points to Jesus’ revelation of the unconditional love of God in the Trinity. This book will prove very helpful to those caught between naturalism and faith as well as those synthesizing the mind and heart of God through the love that animates the natural world, human consciousness, and mystical prayer.

Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith Former President of Gonzaga University and author of New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy

 

 

IN-PERSON AUTHOR SIGNING

The Emmaus Spirituality Center in Houston is hosting an in-person book

signing and presentation by Dr. Hesse on Saturday, May 14, 2022. You can register for the event and get a copy of his book at Emmaus

 

 

ZOOM AUTHOR PRESENTATION

The Institute for Spirituality and Health is sponsoring an international Zoom presentation by Dr. Hesse on Thursday, May 26, 2022. You can register for the presentation and get a copy of his book at ISH.




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