God & the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality

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Jewish Lights Pub., Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 200 pages
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Mysticism and science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? By drawing on modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah, Matt shows how science and religion can together enrich our spiritual awareness and help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe. Drawing on the insights of physics and Jewish mysticism, Daniel Matt uncovers the sense of wonder and oneness that connects us with the universe and God. He describes in understandable terms the parallels between modern cosmology and ancient Kabbalah. He shows how science and religion together can enrich our spiritual understanding. We ?embody the energy? of the big bang, writes Matt. Furthermore, ?God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us.? To discover the presence of God, Matt draws on both science and theology, fact and belief, and on the truths embodied in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, as well as Judaism. A rich dialogue between the physical and the spiritual, God & the Big Bang takes us on a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey that helps us find our place in the universe?and the universe in ourselves.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
In the Beginning
19
Oneness and Nothingness
35
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Daniel C. Mat t is a leading authority on the Zohar and Kabbalah. He is the author of the best-selling The Essential Kabbalah (HarperSanFrancisco, translated into seven languages); Zohar: The Book of Enlightenment (Paulist Press); God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality and Zohar: Annotated and Explained (Jewish Lights). He is also the author of the annotated translation The Zohar: Pritzker Edition (Stanford University Press). He has so far completed six volumes of this immense project, which has been hailed as "a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought." Formerly professor of Jewish spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Daniel C. Matt now resides in Berkeley.Daniel C. Matt is available to speak on the following topics: Shekhinah : The Feminine Half of God Raising the Sparks: Finding God in the Material World The Mystical Meaning of Torah The Zohar : Masterpiece of Kabbalah God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony between Science and Spirituality

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