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Mormon Scientist: The life and faith of Henry Eyring.

Memoirs of the man who fused science & religion

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Fusing Faith & Science

Ben Spaulding   |  Rexburg, ID   |  Feb. 25, 2008

Henry Eyring fused science and religion. He never felt that his faith and profession were at odds. On the contrary, he felt that science enhanced his faith, and vice versa. I was not only impressed with Dr. Eyring’s profession of faith and science, but I was amazed at his level of active involvement in each of them. He led Mormon congregations and scientific organizations, gave faith-promoting talks and wrote ground-breaking scientific papers.

The organization of the book is refreshing for a biography. As the author says in the Introduction, “Rather than proceeding chronologically through his life, we’ll look first at the things he accomplished (his Legacy), then at the family experiences that shaped him (Heritage), and then at the unusual way he thought (Paradoxes). We will close with a section called Testament, in which Henry bears witness to those things of greatest importance.”

This book not only gives insight into the life and mind of a world-renonwned scientist, but proves that a person does not have to choose science or religion — both “disciplines” can be embraced.