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Jewish Faith and Modern Science: On the Death and Rebirth of Jewish Philosophy

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In Jewish Faith and Modern Science, renowned Jewish philosopher and rabbi Norbert Samuelson argues that modern Jewish philosophy has died ”that it has failed to address the challenges to traditional beliefs posed by scientific advances, and is therefore no longer relevant to Jews today. Samuelson confronts these challenges head-on, critically reflecting on how all of the forms of contemporary Judaism, from orthodox to liberal to secular to new age, can address questions raised by the latest scientific advances. Considering questions ranging from the existence of the soul, to the relationship between God and particle physics, to the debate over when life begins and ends, Samuelson paves the way for a rebirth of Jewish philosophy applicable to life in the modern world.

Synopsis:

Jewish Faith and Modern Science address fundamental questions facing many contemporary Jews, including the relevance of traditional beliefs for Jews who are increasingly secular and liberal, and how recent advances in science affect conventional Jewish philosophy. Samuelson assesses the current state of Jewish thought and suggests how it...

About the Author

Norbert M. Samuelson is Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Misunderstanding physics and astronomy — Misunderstanding linguistics and epistemology — Misunderstanding psychology — Misunderstanding medicine — Misunderstanding history — Interpreting creation : God, the world, and the physical sciences — Interpreting redemption : the world, humanity, and the human sciences — Interpreting revelation : humanity, God, and Jewish history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780742565555
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - General
Author:
Samuelson, Norbert
Author:
Samuelson, Norbert M.
Author:
Samuelson, Norbert Max
Subject:
Philosophy : Religious
Subject:
Philosophy, jewish
Subject:
Judaism and philosophy
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Judaism and science.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Jewish Studies
Subject:
Religion : Philosophy
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
300

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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Philosophy General
Religion » Judaism » General
Religion » Judaism » Theology
Religion » World Religions » Religion and Science

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