From Saint Paul to Meister Eckhart
by Wolfgang Smith
“Wolfgang Smith broaches a vast range of subjects with a mastery that bespeaks an immense culture.”--Jean Borella
“Here is that rare person who is equally at home with Eckhart and Einstein, Heraclitus and Heisenberg!”--Harry Oldmeadow
“Wolfgang Smith is as important a thinker as our times boast.”--Huston Smith
After graduating from Cornell University at age eighteen with majors in physics, mathematics and philosophy, Wolfgang Smith took an M.S. from Purdue, following which he spent three years at Bell Aircraft Corporation as an aerodynamicist. During this period he gained recognition for his pioneering papers on the effect of diffusion fields, which provided a theoretical solution to the so-called re-entry problem for space flight. After receiving a Ph.D. in mathematics from Columbia University, Dr. Smith pursued a professorial career in that field. Soon however his center of interest shifted from the pursuit of science to the critique of scientism and the rediscovery of metaphysics as a theological discipline. He has authored six books and numerous articles, and is today widely recognized as a leading authority in these twin fields.