Judaism, Physics and God: Searching for Sacred Metaphors in a Post-Einstein World

Judaism, Physics and God: Searching for Sacred Metaphors in a Post-Einstein World

by David W. Nelson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580233064
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/01/2006
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 2.36(w) x 3.54(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Rabbi David W. Nelson, PhD, a popular lecturer and former senior teaching fellow at Clal—The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, is campus rabbi and assistant professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, NY.

Rabbi David W. Nelson, PhD, is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Judaism, Physics and God
  • The Metaphors of Belief: How Our Language Shapes Our Judaism
  • Can God Be Conscious?
  • With All Your Heart, with All Your Soul, with All Your Brain: Neuroscience and the Experience of Jewish Life
  • Judaism and Science: What Do We Really Believe?
  • Jewish Life on Campus: A View from the Front Lines

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jewish Tradition and Frogs' Legs

1 Cosmology and Creation: In Search of Beginnings
2 Quantum Mechanics: God in the (Subatomic) Details
3 Chaos Theory: When Random Things Happen to Regular People
4 Albert Einstein and Special Relativity: The Cosmic Speed Limit
5 General Relativity: Jewish Meaning in Curved Space
6 String Theory: Tying It All Together
7 Physics in Shul : Integrating New Metaphors into Traditional Jewish Life

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