Great Partnership Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning

ISBN-10: 0805243011
ISBN-13: 9780805243017
Edition: 2012
Authors: Jonathan Sacks
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430

An impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned book from one of the most admired religious thinkers of our time that argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other—and that the world needs both.Religion and science, argues Rabbi Sacks, are the two essential perspectives that allow us to see the universe in its three-dimensional depth. Science teaches us where we come from.  Religion explains to us why we are here. Science is the search for explanation. Religion is the search for meaning. We need scientific explanation to understand nature. We need meaning to understand human behavior. There have been times when religion tried to dominate science. And there have been  times, including our own, when it is believed that we can learn all we need to know about meaning and relationships through biochemistry, neuroscience, and evolutionary psychology. In this fascinating look at the interdependence of religion and science, Rabbi Sacks explains why both views are tragically wrong.

Rabbi Lord Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the UK & Commonwealth, is admired by non-Jews as well as Jews, by secular as well as religious thinkers, and is equally at home in the university and the yeshiva. Lord Sacks read Philosophy at Cambridge before pursuing postgraduate studies at New College, Oxford and King's College, London.The Chief Rabbi is a highly respected writer and broadcaster, with a regular column in The Times and frequent appearances on Radio 4's Thought for the Day. He is the author of twenty books, including The Great Partnership, The Dignity of Difference and Future Tense.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
God and the Search for Meaning
The Meaning-Seeking Animal
In Two Minds
Diverging Paths
Finding God
Why It Matters
What We Stand to Lose
Human Dignity
The Politics of Freedom
Morality
Relationships
A Meaningful Life
Faith and Its Challenges
Darwin
The Problem of Evil
When Religion Goes Wrong
Why God?
Epilogue: Letter to a Scientific Atheist
Notes
For Further Reading
Appendix: Jewish Sources on Creation, the Age of the Universe and Evolution

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