Nancy Ellen Abrams

Author of a controversial science-based theory of God to speak at Harvard University

Greater Boston Humanists
Saturday, September 19, 2015 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT
Phillips Brooks House
1 Harvard Bus Tunnel
Harvard University, Cambridge,  MA 02138

A God that Could Be Real


A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet
by Nancy Ellen Abrams
March 10, 2015
Beacon Press
ISBN 0807073393

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Event Description

What happens when an atheist philosopher of science with an eating disorder joins a twelve-step program and is asked to call on a “higher power” that she doesn’t believe in to help her recover? It works, leaving her asking why – and inspiring the inquiry of a lifetime. Nancy Ellen Abrams will speak to humanists at Harvard University at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 19 about the theory of an emerging God presented in her controversial new book A God That Could Be Real.

Praise for A God That Could Be Real

“This book will help you clarify your own personal understanding of God. I recommend it highly to all, religious or secular, believer or atheist, who are ready to explore honestly their understanding of the divine in our beautiful, expanding universe.”
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A God That Could Be Real is full of sparkling prose, memorable quotes, and strikingly original insights that have never been brought to the page before, despite the long-running culture wars between organized religion and modern science over God and cosmic knowledge.
— Sandra Moore Faber, United States National Medal of Science Recipient
“Nancy Abrams dares to pose many of the important and challenging questions that arise at the intersection of contemporary cosmology, spirituality, and atheism.”
— Matthew Fox, American Episcopal Priest and Creation Spirituality Founder
“This ambitious and thought-provoking book by Nancy Abrams on the interface of science and religion is a timely and welcome contribution to a more productive discussion of the topic.”
— Paul Davies, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Astrobiologist and Director of The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.


About Nancy Ellen Abrams

Nancy Ellen Abrams was a Fulbright scholar and Woodrow Wilson Designate who graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in the History and Philosophy of Science, and earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
She has worked for the International Juridical Association in Rome, a European environmental law think tank; the Ford Foundation; the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, and as a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Nancy and her husband Joel Primack, distinguished professor of physics and astrophysics at the University of California, have co-authored two books exploring the explosive human potential of a shared cosmic creation story: The View from the Center of the Universe and The New Universe and the Human Future.

Rebecca Skane is the editor-in-chief for the Portsmouth Review. She holds a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and resides in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and two children. She is the founder of The Portsmouth Book Club which boasts over 1,000 members. She also doubles as a professional escapist. Her genres are scifi and fantasy, both adult and young adult - but she often reads outside of her preferred genres. You can follow her on GoodReads. Aside from her love of good books, she is a professional website developer, content editor, and SEO expert. You can visit her web design and development site at

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