NEW YORK – A 1954 letter written by Albert Einstein and referred to as the “God letter” as a result of he mentioned his ideas about God and faith has fetched near $2.9 million at an public sale in New York.
The letter, which was offered at Christie’s on Tuesday, was written the 12 months earlier than the Nobel prize-winning physicist’s demise. It was addressed to thinker Eric Gutkind, who had written a e book about Jewish spirituality and the pursuit of science.
Within the letter, Einstein declared, “The phrase God is for me nothing greater than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a set of honorable however nonetheless primitive legends.”
Einstein was continually questioned about his spiritual beliefs throughout his lifetime.
The letter had beforehand offered for $404,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions in London in 2008.