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  • Fossils and Faith

    Nathan Aviezer

    The subject of science and the Bible has recently experienced a surge of popularity. The proliferation of knowledge within the last few decades has led many people to ask: Are there any implications of these recent scientific findings for the person who believes in God?
    Fossils and Faith demonstrates the profound implications of modern science for religious belief. Professor Nathan Aviezer emphasizes that faith in God and accepting the truth of the Bible do not require the abandonment of rational thinking. Quite the contrary. Aviezer shows that 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 - faith, prayer, miracles, free will, the creation of mankind, genetic engineering, life on other planets, chaos, the interaction between God and the world - showing how recent advances in science touch on each of these subjects in important ways.
    The complexity and subtlety of the physical universe, revealed within the last few decades, provide the framework for understanding the modes of interaction between God and His world. The reader will discover how modern science imparts new insights and deeper meaning into the eternal words of the Torah.

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  • In the Beginning

    Nathan Aviezer

    Of all the accounts of Creation, the first chapter of Genesis is perhaps the most fantastic, with its sweeping pronouncements of the birth of the
    universe, of the world and of man. In comparison to our advanced scientific understanding, it seems to rely on an almost fairy-tale logic. While
    many present-day theologians and believers play down this seemingly incongruous history lesson, Professor Nathan Aviezer, a world-renowned
    physicist and Orthodox Jew, offers a balanced counterpoint. Combining a technical understanding of modern evolutionary
    science with the scholarly insight of three millennia of rabbinical commentary, Aviezer is able to forge remarkable
    connections in this dichotomy of approaches to creation. Although the sages Aviezer quotes (Maimonides, Rashi,
    Nachmanides et al.) aren't widely known to the non-Jewish public, the explanations they propose are both divinely
    inspired and scientific, and valuable to any believer in the modern world.
    At a time when champions of atheism such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens top the bestseller charts
    with an almost cultic belief in Darwinism, Aviezer's reconciliation of science and religion comes as a refreshing alternative.
    In The Beginning: Biblical Creation and Science provides an antidote to this growing divide by elucidating the
    core of all religious belief - the question of how we came to be.

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  • Modern Science and Ancient Faith

    Nathan Aviezer

    The recent explosion of scientific knowledge has led people to ask whether this has any implications for the person who believes in God. The goal of Modern Science and Ancient Faith is to demonstrate that the implications are profound. The book shows that maintaining belief in God and accepting the truth of the Bible do not require one to abandon rational thinking. Quite the contrary. Modern science has become an important tool for understanding many biblical passages, imparting new insights and deeper meaning into ancient faith and the eternal words of the Bible‫.‬

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  • Probing the Parsha

    Nathan Aviezer

    On Shabbat and festivals, it is a universal practice in the Jewish world to read the weekly Torah portion - the parsha. There are many books that deal with the weekly parsha, but one seeks explanation and ideas that are new. Therefore, there is place for another book on this subject that emphasizes the p'shat - the literal meaning of the Torah verses. There are ''seventy approaches'' to the Torah and the p'shat is surely one of the most important.

    Careful reading of the Torah verses according to the p'shat reveals new and deep insights. The goal of this book is to present these new ideas to the reader. Probing the Parsha contains eighty-five chapters, each dealing with a single topic. It is my hope that Probing the Parsha will enrich the Shabbat and festival table and will also provide food for thought during the week.

    About the Author

    Nathan Aviezer is Professor of Physics at Bar-Ilan University He has served as visiting professor at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds in England. In recognition of his research contributions, Aviezer was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Aviezer also has a long-standing involvement in Torah and science, and he has authored three books on this subject: In the Beginning (translated into nine languages), Fossils and Faith (translated into four languages) and Modem Science and Ancient Faith.

    Born in Switzerland, raised in the United States, Professor Aviezer received his doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago, and subsequently held a senior research position at the IBM Watson Research Center near New York. In 1967, Nathan and his wife Dvora made aliya to Israel. The Aviezers have four children and sixteen grandchildren, and they live in Petach Tikva.

     

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