Mysteries: Quantum and Theological by Robert Kurland

Mysteries: Quantum and Theological by Robert Kurland

Mysteries: Quantum and Theological

by Robert J. Kurland

This book endeavors to engage the reader in a qualitative understanding of physics basic to quantum mechanics (QM — wave motion, momentum, work, and energy) by walking the reader through how the field developed historically by scientists Planck, Einstein, DeBroglie, Heisenberg, Schrodinger, Schwinger, Feynman, and Bell. The reader will come to appreciate the strangeness of basic QM concepts (superposition, the EPR paradox, entanglement, and measurement selection) and be able to view intersections of QM with theology (superposition and the Trinity, entanglement and Divine Action, many worlds/minds and Free Will, quantum logic and Resurrection).

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TESTIMONIALS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob Kurland is a retired, cranky, old physicist who converted to Catholicism in 1995. He is a Graduate of Caltech (BS, with honor, 1951), Harvard (M.S. 1953, Physics; Ph.D. 1956, Chemical Physics), academic career, Carnegie-Mellon, SUNY/AB, MRI (Geisinger), best scientific work: search Kurland-McGarvey equation. He also served as a volunteer to federal prison and hospital; lector, EOMHC, and is a sometime player of bass clarinet, alto clarinet, clarinet, bass, tenor bowed psaltery for parish instrumental group and local folk group. He has been married 54 years and has 5 children, 11 grandchildren (eldest to graduate from Penn State Schreyer’s Honor College (grandfathers are allowed to brag!). For the story of his conversion, click here. For other blog posts about his faith as a convert from Judaism and a scientist, see here, here and here. His current effort is to show that there is no contradiction between what science tells us about the world and our Catholic faith. Intermittent blogs and adult education classes to achieve this end are available at http://rationalcatholic.blogspot.com/ and http://home.ptd.net/~rkurland)

Bob’s motivation comes from St. Augustine of Hippo, who wrote in The Trinity, 1.8:

It is also necessary may God grant it that in providing others with books to read I myself should make progress, and that in trying to answer their questions I myself should find what I am seeking. Therefore at the command of God our Lord and with his help, I have undertaken not so much to discourse with authority on matters known to me as to know them better by discoursing devoutly of them.

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por Mary Kloska, traducido por Alicia Izaguirre

La Santidad de la Mujer es un libro de retiro para mujeres. Hay un gran misterio rodeando el don de la femineidad que Dios quiere que la gente atesore y proteja.  Este libro describe los varios dones que Dios le ha encomendado a las mujeres (más exactamente ha hecho que sea la mujer) y su papel como compañera y madre. Este libro también se refiere al llamado de Dios hacia una mujer en una vocación específica, su don de pureza, y su vida interior única en lo que se refiere a la Cruz, la Eucaristía y la Oración.

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TESTIMONIOS

“Agarré este libro, y no lo pude soltar, hasta darle vuelta a la última página… y soy un hombre! Si me cautivo a mí, hasta tal punto, solo puedo maravillarme del extraordinario efecto que tendrá en las mujeres! Este libro es tan singularmente hermoso, que no sería una sorpresa, si con el tiempo, es reconocido como un clásico en la literatura de las mujeres Católicas.  Yo animaría a cada mujer a leer este tratado, y aferrarse a él, para toda su vida… seguir recurriendo a él; y finalmente… dejarlo como una reliquia especial, para alguien a quien ama mucho.” – Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT, Autor de La Redención de San Isidro; A Quien el Corazón Decidió Amar; Aventuras en la Alegría del Padre; La Oración de Jesús Crucificado; y el nuevo Álbum/CD de música católica, So Shine by brothersister

“Mary Kloska se encarga de una importante, aunque muy descuidada cuestión: las diferencias reales entre las mujeres y los hombres, con un enfoque sobre el impacto de esas diferencias, en la espiritualidad de las mujeres. La alegría de leer esto, es que en lugar del enojo que a veces acompaña estos problemas, Mary, gentil y calmadamente observa las diferencias y celebra a ambas, aun cuando pone su atención en los dones espirituales de las mujeres. Yo, un hombre, he dirigido a mujeres, y conozco un número de mujeres que dan dirección espiritual a los hombres, sin embargo, los puntos de vista de Mary, en la vida espiritual de las mujeres, ofrece muchas más ideas, de las que yo puedo ofrecer. Sumado a esto, su experiencia viene de lo que ha vivido en cuatro continentes, entre gente muy diversa – Norte América, Europa, África y Asia, lo que le da amplitud a sus ideas. Su propia vida espiritual, es la fuente obvia de su profundidad. Su libro es una ayuda profunda en el desarrollo espiritual de la mujer.”– Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, presidente y fundador de Ignatius Productions,  y compañero mayor del Centro San Pablo,  de Teología Bíblica

“¡Qué hermoso retiro para mujeres! Me encanta. Está lleno de ideas profundas. Te puedo asegurar, al leer este libro… que está lleno de alegría y de paz, que realmente me ayudó,  a mi edad de 82 (a pesar de que escribí un libro completo sobre mujeres, y muchos libros que uso, yo misma, en retiros). Aun así, encontré nuevas ideas en este libro. Así que, aunque hayas estado en retiros para mujeres, esto te podría dar algo Nuevo y muy importante.” – Dr. Ronda Chervin, líder de docenas de retiros para mujeres, y autora de Feminine (Femenina), Free (Libre), y Faithful (Fiel)

La Santidad de la Mujer contiene mucha Sabiduría y Verdad, para cualquier mujer que quiere realmente convertirse en lo que Dios quiere que sea. Habiendo vivido, a través del levantamiento de la liberación de la mujer en los sesentas y los setentas, lo que dio comienzo a la salida de toneladas de literatura sobre las mujeres, lo que únicamente contaminó la mente, encuentro este libro refrescante. Da una vuelta divina a la femineidad, y tiene muchas riquezas para cualquier mujer que quiera ser una mujer de Dios.”   – Clare R. Ten Eyck, Ed.D., Terapista Católico y Director de Retiros

“El retiro para mujeres, de Mary Kloska, especialmente al principio de sus veinte, establece los principios para motivar la verdadera identidad de una joven que se está formando. Más aun, una madre de familia puede encontrar en este libro, fácil de leer y de reflexionar, ideas prácticas para ayudar a sus hijas a madurar, hacia un sentido profundo de maternidad potencial. Entonces ella puede reconocer, realmente, un esposo auténtico, que la ame y ame a sus hijos, en un matrimonio con amor sacrificial.”– Padre Basil Cole, Profesor de Teología Moral, espiritual y dogmática, de la Casa de Estudios Dominicana

“Este libro provee una muy necesaria visión de la auténtica feminidad, y debe ser leído por mujeres jóvenes y adultas, que desean  profundizar más en sus vocaciones individuales, y en su significado y propósito, como hija del Rey..” – Theresa A. Thomas, Madre de seis hijas, 15-años de columnista familiar en “Today’s Catholic News” (Noticias Católicas de hoy), Contribuyente para el website Vida Católica Integrada, Intercambio Católico, escritora independiente y autora de Big Hearted: Inspirando Historias de las familias de todos los días (Scepter, 2013)

Sobre el Autor 

Mary Kloska es de Elkhart, Indiana, y ha vivido una vida única. Al graduarse de Notre Dame en l999, dedicó 20 años en la misiones sirviendo a los pobres (incluyendo huérfanos) como también orando como una ermitaña consagrada alrededor del mundo—Siberia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sur África, Las Filipinas, México, Tierra Santa, como también por toda Europa. Ella disfruta tocar guitarra, pintar íconos, hornear, la jardinería, leer, escribir, y simplemente ayudar donde haya una necesidad más grande en la iglesia. Su programa de Radio WCAT: “El Corazón del Amor Crucificado Fiat”, puede ser encontrado en wcatradio.com/heartoffiatcrucifiedlove/

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In questa nuova traduzione, scritta nel corso del periodo di settimo centenario tra il completamento e la pubblicazione, e meravigliosamente illustrata dalle sculture di Timothy Schmalz, Daniel Fitzpatrick rende il lavoro accessibile ai lettori del 21esimo secolo nella celebrazione del settimo centenario della morte di Dante.

La traduzione e le opere hanno iniziato ad essere distribuiti via email al ritmo di 2 Canti per settimana (ogni Mercoledí e ogni Domenica) a partire dal 25 Marzo 2020, il primo “Dantedì”, giorno dedicato alla celebrazione dei poeta fiorentino. La distribuzione verrà completata entro il 25 Marzo 2021, in tempo per la fine della celebrazione del settimo centenario.

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Dante Alighieri

(1265-1321)

La Selva Oscura – 25 Marzo 2020 Il Pensiero di Dio – 25 Marzo 2021

Il traduttore

Daniel Fitzpatrick è cresciuto a New Orleans, Louisiana, ha studiato Filosofia presso l’Università di Dallas e presso lo Holy Apostles College & Seminary, e vive ad Hot Springs, Arkansas, con sua moglie e i suoi due figli. Le sue poesie e i suoi testi sono stati pubblicati e diffusi ampiamente. Il suo primo romanzo, “Only the Lover Sings”, è stato pubblicato da En Route Books and Media nel 2020.

L’illustratore

Per oltre 25 anni, l’artista Timothy Schmalz ha realizzato sculture di grandi dimensioni. Timothy fa parte della corrente di artisti figurativi e le sue opere sono state installate in tutto il mondo. Alcune delle sue opere più note sono installate in chiese storiche di Roma e in Vaticano. Timothy si descrive come un traduttore visuale delle Bibbia. In questa sua collezione di sculture, Timothy fornisce una traduzione visuale di uno dei più grandi poemi d’amore che l’Italia abbia mai prodotto.

Recensioni

Schiffer, Kathy. “Celebrare Dante e Aiuta a combattere il Coronavirus: Nuove sculture e una nuova traduzione che riporta vita alla Divina Commedia.” National Catholic Register. 30 Marzo 2020. Leggi l’articolo qui.

Editoriale. “The Dante 700 Project by Timothy Schmalz.” La Gazzetta Italiana. Aprile, 2020. Leggi l’articolo qui

Timothy Schmalz, Scultore

Inferno – Canto I (March 25, 2020 – Dantedì!)

In the midst of the journey of our life
I returned to myself through a shadowy wood,
for the right way was barred.

Ah! How very hard it is to tell
the way of that wood, so savage and harsh and strong
that to dwell in it renews the fear!

Death itself can barely be more bitter.
But to tell you all the good I found,
I will speak of the other things I saw.

How I came to that place I can’t well recount,
filled with sleep as I was at that point
where I forsook the fine way.

But then I found the foot of a hill,
there where that valley that pierced
my heart with fear had failed.

I looked to the height and saw its shoulders
clothed in the early rays of that planet
that takes us straight through every road.

And now the fear that had burned
in the lake of my heart through that night
I’d passed with such distress was quieted a bit.

And as one who, with labored breathing
escapes from the fury of the sea to the shore
and turns to gaze on the perilous water,

so my soul, still fleeing,
turned around to marvel more at the pass
no living person ever left.

Then when I’d composed my weary body a bit,
I took up the way through the desert slope again,
my firm foot always the lower.

And look! Close to the start of the steep
was a leopard, light, so swift,
and covered with a spotted pelt;

and it refused to turn from me
and so much impeded my path
that I was often turned to descend.

It was the time of the morning’s return,
and the sun was climbing with those stars
that were with him when divine love

first moved those beauties;
so that despite that beast in its gaudy pelt
there still was cause to hope

in the time and in the sweet season;
but hardly had the fear left
when the sight of a lion appeared to me.

He seemed to come against me
with his head held high and with rabid hunger;
even the air appeared to tremble.

And a wolf, full of all longing,
who seemed a carcass in her thinness
and makes many live in wretchedness,

this so yoked my soul with the weight
of the fear that rushed up at the sight of her
That I lost the hope of the summit.

And as much as the one who soars in his gains
when the time comes that he must lose them
begins to weep in all his thought,

so did the pacing beast make me,
that, coming against me, little by little
repelled me to where the sun is silent.

While I retreated to the low ground,
there, ahead, a faint figure was shown to my eyes
through the long silence.

When I saw him in that great desert
I cried out to him, “Have mercy on me,
whatever it is you are, whether shade or certain man.”

He replied: “Not a man, though man I was,
and my parents were from Lombardy,
both Mantuans by birth.

I was born beneath Caesar, though it was late,
and I lived in Rome under good Augustus
in the time of the false gods.

I was a poet, and I sang that just
son of Anchises who came from Troy
then when proud Ilium was burned.

But why are you returning to such suffering?
why do you not ascend the delightful mountain,
the source and cause of all joy?”

“Are you then Vergil, that fountain
pouring forth so rich a flow of speech?”
I answered him, my brow clouded with shame.

“O honor and light of other poets,
let the long study and the great love
that made me so search your work avail me.

You are my master and my maker,
you alone are him from whom I took
the lovely style that made my fame.

You see the beast from whom I turned;
protect me from her, famous sage,
from her who makes my blood and pulses falter.”

“For you there is another way to be taken,”
he said on seeing me weeping,
“if you wish to escape this savage place;

since this beast by whom you cry
allows no man to pass her way
but harries him so harshly as to kill him;

and her nature is so wicked and fierce
that her yearning want is never appeased
and after the feast is more famished than before.

many are the beasts by which she mates,
and still there will be more before the hound
should come to make her die hatefully.

This hound won’t eat of lands or riches
but of wisdom, love, and strength,
and his birth will be between felt and felt.

He will be the salvation of lowly Italy
for which the virgin Camilla, Euryalus
and Turnus and Nisus died by iron.

this hound will hunt her in every village,
until he’s returned her to the fire
from which the primal envy loosed her.

Thus for your sake I think you ought
to follow me, and I will be your guide,
and I will lead you from here through an endless place;

there you’ll hear the desperate shrieks,
you’ll see the ancient suffering souls,
crying out in their second death;

and you will see those content
in the flame for hope of coming among the blessed,
whenever that should be.

If then you should wish to rise to those,
you’ll find a worthier soul than I:
I’ll leave you with her in my parting;

for that emperor who reigns on high,
because I was a rebel to his law,
wills not that I should come into his city.

He reigns in every part and there he rules,
there is his city and the high seat;
oh, happy is he elected to be there!”

And I to him: “Poet, I entreat you
by that God you knew not,
that I might flee this evil and worse,

guide me to that city you’ve described,
that I might see St. Peter’s door
and those you call so sorrowful.”
And so he moved on, and I came close behind.

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