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Judaism and science : a historical introduction

Author: Noah J Efron
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Greenwood guides to science and religion.
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Judaism and Science canvases three millennia of Jewish attitudes towards nature and its study. It answers many questions about the complex relationship of religion and science. How did religious attitudes and dogmas affect Jewish attitudes towards natural knowledge? How was Jewish interest in science reflected, and was facilitated by, links with other cultures - Egypt and Assyria and Babylon in ancient times, Moslem  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noah J Efron
ISBN: 0313330530 9780313330537
OCLC Number: 68693915
Description: xx, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Jews, Judaism, and Science --
Part I: The Sages of Israel and Natural Wisdom --
Chapter One: Nature of the Bible --
Chapter Two: Nature of the Talmud and Early Rabbinic Literature --
Part II: Jews and Natural Philosophy --
Chapter Three: Medieval Jews and Natural Philosophy --
Chapter Four: Jews and Early Modern Natural Philosophy --
Part III: Jews and Science --
Chapter Five: Jews and Science in Nineteenth-Century Europe --
Chapter Six: Jews and Science in the Twentieth Century --
Conclusions --
Primary Sources --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to science and religion.
Responsibility: Noah J. Efron.
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"In order to understand the historical relationship between Judaism and science, says Efron it is necessary to realize that there is no such thing as Judaism and no such thing as science: both have Read more...

 
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