On the symbiosis of science and religion: A jewish perspective

Norbert M. Samuelson

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Abstract

Three theses are explored, the first two historical and the third philosophical-theological: (1) throughout most of the history of Western civilization, science and religion have been closely connected with each other, and each has benefited from the connection; (2) the belief that science and religion have always been in conflict is not based on the actual history of either set of institutions; and (3) structurally a relationship between the two institutions is in the interest of both. By religion here I mean specifically, but not exclusively, Judaism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalZygon
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Adam the Protobacterium
  • Aristotelianism
  • Authority
  • Belief
  • Charity
  • Christendom
  • Conversos
  • Daniel Dennett
  • Halakhah
  • Hallel
  • Islam
  • Jesus
  • Judaism
  • Kabbalah
  • Maimonidean controversy
  • Mishneh Torah
  • Modernity
  • Moses
  • Moses Maimonides
  • The Guide of the Perplexed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Religious studies

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