Where Science and Religion Converge, New York: Crossroad, 1999.
The Enigma of Energy by Vidette Todaro-Franceschi is a carefully researched study, originally a PhD thesis, that treats an unusual subject. The author has accomplished a Sisyphus task with this seminal work that represents a remarkable scientific achievement.
The book is not an easy read, but for the serious researcher, it’s an invaluable resource. The author reports that her study took her much farther than she had believed at first, and that the deeper she researched the phenomenon of energy, the more she found a connection of her research with religion. She writes in the Introduction:
The more I worked on this project the more I became aware that somehow science and religion were converging. It was never my goal to merge these two seemingly disparate areas; in fact, when my search led me into religious realms of thought, I tried hard at first to stay clear of them. But it was impossible to do so. Anytime I came across literature that was related to an idea of energy there were implicit or explicit spiritual overtones. Most surprising was the abundance of spiritual ideas found in physics./4