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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction (page 1)

Part I: Religion

Chapter 1 Religious Beliefs (page 13)

Beliefs in General
Basis-Revelation and Authority
Institutions

Chapter 2 Problems with Past Religion (page 21)

Authority
Beliefs
Religious Practices
Institutions

Chapter 3 Future Path of Religion (page 49)

Authority
Beliefs
Religious Practices
Institutions

Part II: Science

Chapter 4 Scientific Knowledge (page 59)

Nature and Basis
Reliability
Adverse Consequences

Chapter 5 Boundaries of Past Science (page 69)

Newtonian Physics and Scientific Reductionism
Consciousness, Mind and Other Unexplained Phenomena
Atomic Nature-Quantum Theory
Emergent and Creative Processes
Conceptualization of the Infinite
Complexity-Irrational Numbers and Non-linearity

Chapter 6 Future Path of Science (page 109)

Orientation
Investigation
Approach

Part III: Spirituality

Chapter 7: Spiritual Knowledge (page 123)

Standard of Proof
Means of Proof
The Possibility of Absolute Knowledge
Role of Faith

Chapter 8: Answers (page 133)

First Set of Questions: Creation
How did the universe begin?
How did life begin?
Does God exist?
Second Set of Questions: Human Nature
Do we each have a spirit or soul?
What happens when we die?
How should we live our lives?
Third Set of Questions: Destiny
Do we have free will?
Are events in our lives random?
Will the universe come to an end?

Chapter 9: A New Spirituality (page 235)

Eastern Religions
Hinduism
Buddhism
Taoism
Semitic Religions
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
New Spirituality
Future Religion
Future Spirituality

Conclusion (page 275)

Appendix

“Man’s Path to Spiritual Knowledge” (page 283)

Notes (page 289)

Bibliography (page 311)