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Judaism and the Religious Crisis of Modern Science (2008)


This chapter outlines a different kind of explanation for the emergence of the modern tensions between science and religion?one that stresses its philosophical and theological dimensions, centering on the conflicting conceptions of human rationality that the work of prudent ?interpreters of nature and Scripture? were seen to premise, rather than on the conflicting pictures of the world that they came to paint. A crucial turning point in the history of the relations between early modern science and religion was the publication in 1687 of Sir Isaac Newton?s great work of physics: Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. The original appeal and harmony between the constitutive philosophies of science fashioned by Francis Bacon and René Descartes and their respective religious cultures was deep, meaningful and authentic. The submissive version of Jewish religiosity is an authentic voice of Judaism, whose presence in Talmudic culture is beyond dispute

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Book Meer, Jitse M. van der; Mandelbrote, Scott (2008) Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700--Present. unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Noah Tamarkin
Luise Hirsch
Curthoys, Ned
Zoloth, Laurie
Weindling, Paul J.
Swetlitz, Marc
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
The Jewish Quarterly Review
Science in Context
Intellectual History Review
University Press of America
University of Chicago Press
Greenwood Press
Duke University Press
Cambridge University Press
Jewish civilization and culture
Science and religion
Philosophy and religion
Levi Ben Gershon
Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni
Spinoza, Baruch
Philo of Alexandria
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, early
Middle and Near East
South Africa
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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