From the Back Cover
This book reveals Albert Einstein's lifelong search for spiritual fulfillment - a fulfillment he sought in science and Jewish tradition - and adds to the growing literature concerning physicists and their relationships to religion and God. Robert N. Goldman has studied the vast library of Einstein's personal letters and other archival materials to uncover the legendary thinker's pursuit of spiritual understanding. Important philosophical influences are examined, and their integration with Einstein's theories regarding time and space are imparted by selections from his own writings. The author's thoughtful investigation of the sources further illuminates Einstein's thought processes and theology.
About the Author
Albert Einstein (1879 1955) was born in Germany and became an American citizen in 1940. A world-famous theoretical physicist, he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics and is renowned for his Theory of Relativity. In addition to his scientific work, Einstein was an influential humanist who spoke widely about politics, ethics, and social causes. After leaving Europe, Einstein taught at Princeton University. His theories were instrumental in shaping the atomic age.