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New heavens and a new earth : the Jewish reception of Copernican thought

Author: Jeremy Brown
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeremy Brown offers the first major study of the Jewish reception of the Copernican revolution, examining four hundred years of Jewish writings on the Copernican model. Brown shows the ways in which  Read more...

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Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Brown
ISBN: 9780199754793 0199754799
OCLC Number: 986628065
Description: xviii, 394 pàgines, 1 pàgina de làmina no numerada : il·lustracions ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1 - Nicolas Copernicus and His Revolution ; Chapter 2 - The Talmudic View of the Universe ; Chapter 3 - David Gans and the First Mention of Copernicus in Hebrew Literature ; Chapter 4 - The First Jewish Copernican: Rabbi Joseph Solomon Delmedigo ; Chapter 5 - "Copernicus Is the Son of Satan." The First Jewish Rejections of Copernicus ; Chapter 6 - David Nieto and Copernicanism in London ; Chapter 7 - The Jewish Encyclopedias ; Chapter 8 - The Eighteenth Century. Jews and Copernicus in the Newtonian Era ; Chapter 9 - "I Have Written a Book For the Young People." David Friesenhausen's Mosdot Tevel ; Chapter 10 - The Nineteenth Century: Copernicus Without Hesitation ; Chapter 11 - "Let Copernicus and a Thousand Like Him Be Removed From the World." Reuven Landau's Rejection ; Chapter 12 - The Modern Period ; Chapter 13 - Relativity and Contemporary Jewish Geocentrists ; Chapter 14 - Conclusions ; Appendix ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Jeremy Brown.

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Brown has provided a major work of historical scholarship which is sure to provide a vital point of reference in the science-religion debate for years to come. * Mark Harris, The Expository Times *

 
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