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Two Faces of Time (Quest Book) Paperback – January 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Series: Quest Book
  • Paperback: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Quest Books; 1st edition (January 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 083560599X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0835605991
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,904,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mead C. Whorton Jr. on December 9, 2008
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Dr. Fagg's book explores the mysteries of time. After a brief introduction, Section I: Time In The Physical World examines relativistic time, quantum time, reversible and irreversible time, time in cosmology, and time in elementary particle physics. Section II examines various religious views of time as espoused by Hinduism, Budddhism, Taoism, Judeo-Christian Linear Time, and the views of four theologians. The final section of the book compares physical(scientific) and religious concepts of time. The most fascinationg chapters in the book are Reversible and Irreversible Time, Timelessness, and The Arrow of Time. For any reader wanting a brief but excellent overview of modern man's concept of time, Dr. Fagg's book cannot be beat. His explanations of various diverse viewpoints on time ranging from quantum mechanics to Buddhism are presented with kleig light clarity. After the reader completes this book, I would suggest INTRODUCING TIME by Callender and Edney, TRAVELS IN FOUR DIMENSIONS by Robin Le Poidevin, DIMENSIONS IN TIME by Achtner, Kunz, and Walter, TIME AND SPACE by Barry Dainton, and for a literary work A LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU (Remembrances of Times Past)by Marcel Proust. Barry's book is more difficult and more detailed but it is a wonderful read. If you want to explore the mystery of time, start with TWO FACES OF TIME.
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More About the Author

Lawrence W. Fagg spent the last quarter century of his career working as a research professor of nuclear physics at the Catholic University of America. He holds master's degrees in physics and religion, and a Ph.D. in physics. Lawrence has written and published 70 papers on nuclear physics and 25 papers on science and religion, and is the author of the books Two Faces of Time, The Becoming of Time, and Electromagnetism and the Sacred.