Fossils and Faith: Understanding Torah and Science

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2001 - Religion - 270 pages
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Fossils and Faith demonstrates the profound implications of modern science for religious belief. It emphasizes that faith in God and accepting the truth of the Bible do not require the abandonment of rational thinking. Quite the contrary: Scientific findings have become important tools for understanding many biblical passages and for deepening one's faith. Fossils and Faith deals with the very essence of religion, showing how recent advances in science touch on Torah and faith in important ways. The complexity and subtlety of the physical universe provide the framework for understanding the interaction between God and His world. The reader will discover how modern science imparts new insights and deeper meaning to the eternal words of the Torah.
 

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Amazing. Simply Amazing. This man is brilliant and helpful. If only we knew. If only I know. That is a start from Here.
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I have read this book multiple times and value the insight it has given me. As an Orthodox Jew living in a secular society, I really did know how to reconcile scientific fact with my religious fact. However, I only rated it 4 stars because towards the end of the book, it seems as if Prof Aviezer starts going off on a personal vendetta against other scientists. 

Contents

Faith and the Era of Science
1
The Age of the Universe
11
The Anthropic Principle
21
The Creation of Man
39
Proofs for the Existence of God
53
Evolution Is There a Problem Here?
69
God Science and Free Will
87
Miracles Natural and Supernatural
105
The Extreme Longevity of the Early Generations in Genesis
143
May You Live to 120
161
The Spread of Languages and the Tower of Babel
165
Misreading the Fossils
179
The Scientific Quest
197
NonDarwinian Theories of Evolution
221
Darwinian Fundamentalism
239
Life on Mars?
257

Prayer and Divine Providence
115
Chaos Rain and the Bible
127

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Nathan Aviezer, professor of physics and former chairman of the physics department at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, is the author of more than one hundred scientific articles, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a research professor of the Royal Society of London. His best-selling In the Beginning has been translated into nine languages, and his course at Bar-Ilan University on "Torah and Science" was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize.

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