© A. Marcus J. Robbins 2014
In the last three decades, as I became more and more interested in how we live, move and have our being (both scientifically and theologically) several writers have helped me to form a coherent viewpoint -
David Goyder (my father-
Iain McGilchrist wrote "The Master and his Emissary". He argues that our divided brain has determined development of the Western world. Our behaviour has been dominated by logical and analytical left brain thinking, at the expense of the intuitive and holistic right brain. This supports Goyder's ideas. We need to learn from Eastern thought.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks builds on McGilchrist's ideas. He wrote "The Great Partnership" to explore the ways our two brains work. One half breaks things down into constituent parts to see how they mesh and interact (science). The other half joins things together to tell stories, form relationships, and provide meaning (religion). We need both.
Fr. Pierre Teilard de Chardin and his writings (especially "The Phenomenon of Man") have helped reconcile theological ideas of creation with scientific theories of evolution. A key concept is that we now have the capacity for self-
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, in his books "A New Science of Life" and "The Science Delusion" has challenged the current materialistic mindset by being brave enough to carry out research into so-
John David Garcia wrote "Creative Transformation" -
Dr. Mark Williams (a college rowing friend) co-