Judaism in Biological Perspective: Biblical Lore and Judaic Practices

Judaism in Biological Perspective: Biblical Lore and Judaic Practices

by Rick Goldberg

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Judaism in Biological Perspective: Biblical Lore and Judaic Practices by Rick Goldberg

Can there be rational examples of the compatibility between natural science and Judaism? This book offers a strikingly novel perspective on traditional and contemporary Judaic practices. For those with some Judaic knowledge, there are biological explanations in these chapters not seen elsewhere. For those well-versed in evolutionary theory, the authors' perspectives suggest new approaches to the scientific study of religion. Topics include the monistic tendency, biblical polygyny, biblical family conflict, circumcision and proselytes, sacrificial-ritualistic mitzvot (obligations), periodic conjugal separation, Judaic traditionalism, male and female reproductive strategies, and the relationship between costly signaling and prestige.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594515637
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Series: Studies in Comparative Social Science
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rick Goldberg is Principal of Binah Yitzrit Foundation of Austin, Texas.
The foundation funds scholarly work exploring religion, especially Judaism, from a bio-theoretical perspective.

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