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Title Torah, Chazal and science / Moshe Meiselman.
Author Meiselman, Moshe, author.
Publication Lakewood, NJ : Israel Bookshop Publications, [2013]
Copyright date ©2013
Description 887 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 296.375 M
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary The religious person in the modern world, especially the academic world, lives under fire. In every area his views are assailed as outmoded and anachronistic. In the scientific arena, in particular, new discoveries and theories constantly call into question traditional notions. In response, a new literary genre has arisen offering innovative approaches to issues of religion and science. Jewish writers have not been left behind. Torah, Chazal & Science is a unique contribution to this discussion in its emphasis on faithfulness to the Mesorah - the system of beliefs passed down from generation to generation - and on appreciation for the profundity of Chazal (the sages of the Talmud). The author's thesis is that valid solutions can come only from within the Torah's own framework. Moreover, remaining true to the classic sources is the best way to let the Torah's light shine forth. Authentic Torah sells itself. Through this book the reader will gain a new appreciation for the Torah's truth and beauty. -- Jacket
[The book's] Ten topics [include]: conflicts between science and the teaching of the Sages; allegory as an interpretative method; time and creation; the nature of the Flood; the relationship between scientific theory and Jewish tradition.-- Jacket.
Contents Torah and science -- When Torah and science seem to conflict -- Celebrated conflicts -- Allegorizing the Torah -- The place of miracles -- Time and creation -- The Flood and issues of evidence -- Scientific theory -- Allowable and non-allowable belief -- The views of Mori veRabbi ztz"l [Rabbi Joseph Dov Soloveitchik] -- Appendices: [Three] Drashos of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, ztz"l; Rabbeinu Avraham ben haRambam's Ma'amar odos drashos Chazal; Rav Yitzchak Lampronti's Pachad Yitzchak; An address and essay / by Prof. Paul Davies; Excerpts of articles pertaining to the Flood.
Subject Judaism and science.
Jewish law.
Religion -- Science.
Aggada -- Criticism and interpretation.
Soloveitchik, Joseph Dov -- Teachings.
Jewish law. (OCoLC)fst00982801
Judaism and science. (OCoLC)fst00984447
ISBN 9781600912436

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