Let There Be Light

Author: Howard Smith, Ph.D.
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317467
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Let There Be Light, Howard Smith, a research astrophysicist and traditionally observant Jew, explores how modern scientific understandings of the cosmos complement Judaism's ancient mystical theology, the Kabbalah. He argues that science and religion are not only compatible, but that a healthy, productive dialogue between the two sheds light on ethics, free will, and the nature of life, while at the same time rejecting fundamentalist misinterpretation and the pseudoscience of creationism. Written for a general audience, yet supported by the most current and accurate scientific research, the book discusses topics such as modern quantum mechanics and mystical notions of awareness; how Kabbalah's ten sefirot mirror the developing phases of an inflationary universe; and the surprising parallels that exist between the Big Bang theory and Kabbalah's origin theory. Smith delves into complex ideas without resorting to jargon or mathematical equations, creating an intelligent, authoritative work accessible to all readers.

Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science

Author: James R. Lewis
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418791X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The present collection examines the many different ways in which religions appeal to the authority of science. The result is a wide-ranging and uniquely compelling study of how religions adapt their message to the challenges of the contemporary world.

God the Big Bang

Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1879045893
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

A Matter of Days

Author: Hugh Ross
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781576833759
Format: PDF
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The great debate over the age of the Earth creates struggles not only for skeptics but also among Christians. This in-depth study of history, theology, and science unveils a testable creation model that can settle this raging dispute.

Renewing the Process of Creation

Author: Bradley Shavit Artson
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238335
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this daring blend of Jewish theology, science and Process Thought, theologian Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson explores our actions through Judaism and the sciences as dynamically interactive and mutually informative.

Hidden Light

Author: David Medved
Publisher: The Toby Press/KorenPub
ISBN: 1592641857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hidden Light is a far-reaching exploration of the scientific principles embedded in the Tanakh. Dr. David Medved draws on cosmology, astronomy,mathematics, chemistry, geology, and archeology to illuminate various biblical issues and phenomena. He demonstrates how the language of Psalm 19 anticipates the most recent findings on pulsars, binary star systems, and gravitational wave projects, provides an ingenious exploration of the chemical properties of tekhelet, and uses gematria to determine the value of pi. Hidden Light stimulates dialogue, debate, and collaboration between scientists and biblical scholars, and provides a fascinating approach to teaching science in religious schools.

The Awesome Potential of Man

Author: David C. Pack
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595484921
Format: PDF, ePub
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Perhaps the most important book written in the 21st century, The Awesome Potential of Man reveals the Bible's greatest truth, one hidden from almost everyone. Theologians are unable to explain why man exists. Two thousand years ago Christ came as a newscaster explaining the gospel—the good news—of a coming world-ruling supergovernment. Understand how this involves you.While many have a vague idea that Christians are "sons of God," none ever consider "when [Christ] shall appear, we shall be like Him" (I John 3:2)—or that God "shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body" (Phil. 3:21). Even King David knew he would "awake with [God's] likeness" (Psa. 17:15).Comprehend this staggering knowledge! You could one day have the very likeness of Jesus Christ. But this is only the beginning... Prepare to be shocked—and inspired!—as David C. Pack answers directly from the Bible the most important questions confronting mankind. Learn why you were born and discover your incredible human potential!