London: Collins, 1981. First edition. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Minor creasing to inner front flap of jacket. A fine copy. Item #81
"EVERY PERSON'S CONCEPTION OF GOD IS TOO SMALL. THROUGH HUMILITY WE CAN BEGIN TO GET INTO TRUE PERSPECTIVE THE INFINITY OF GOD. THIS IS THE HUMBLE APPROACH" A first edition of Templeton's essay about the intersection between science and spirituality and the establishment of "the Nobel Prize for Religion." John Templeton had a long and successful career in finance before establishing the Templeton Prize in 1972. Illustrated with a photo insert and short profiles portraying the earliest recipients of the prize: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1973), Brother Roger of Taize (1974), Dr. Radhakrishnan (1975), Cardinal Suenens (1976), Chiara Lubich (1977), Thomas Torrance (1978), Nikkyo Niwano (1979), and Ralph Burhoe (1980). The essay is supplemented with an extensive bibliography.