Creation and the end of days: Judaism and scientific cosmology : proceedings of the 1984 Meeting of the Academy for Jewish Philosophy

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University Press of America, 1986 - Philosophy - 315 pages
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In this colleciton, leading astrophysicists and Jewish philosophers present views about cosmology from both contemporary science and religious tradition. This volume of proceedings from the 1984 meeting of the Academy of Jewish Philosophers may be the most significant statement in modern times about fundamental Jewish beliefs of the creation of the universe and the end of days. Co-published with Studies in Judaism.

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Contents

Shipman
1
The Very Early Universe
41
The Three Eras of Cosmic Evolution
55
Always Room for More?
79
Scientific Cosmology and Creation
157
Maimonides on Creation
180
A Medieval Debate
215
Gersonides and Contemporary Theories on
245
Preliminary Remarks on Levi ben Gersons Cosmology
261
Index of Names
277
Index of Works Cited
287
Index of Subjects
295
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About the author (1986)

David Novak is J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto.

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