Rev. Dr. James Lawrence, dean of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies, pays tribute to the late Stephen Hawking by engaging the philosophical implications of his groundbreaking work in astrophysics in comparison to Swedenborg’s scientific as well as mystical insights.
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Rev. Dr. James F. Lawrence has been an ordained minister in the Swedenborgian Church of North America for several decades, and has served in a variety of ministries. A native of Texas, he currently serves as dean of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, where he is a core doctoral faculty member, as well as assistant professor of Christian Spirituality and Historical Studies at Pacific School of Religion. He is an active member of the board of the Swedenborg Foundation.