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The Resource The Great Partnership

The Great Partnership

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The Great Partnership
Title
The Great Partnership
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Jonathan Sacks
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Language
eng
Summary
National Jewish Book Awards 2012, FinalistDorot Foundation Award for Modern Jewish Thought and ExperienceAn 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. "Atheism deserves better than the new atheists," states Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, "whose methodology consists of criticizing religion without understanding it, quoting texts without contexts, taking exceptions as the rule, confusing folk belief with reflective theology, abusing, mocking, ridiculing, caricaturing, and demonizing religious faith and holding it responsible for the great crimes against humanity. Religion has done harm; I acknowledge that. But the cure for bad religion is good religion, not no religion, just as the cure for bad science is good science, not the abandonment of science." Rabbi Sacks's counterargument is that religion and science 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.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
A renowned author and rabbi discusses the relationship between science and religion and the importance of the coexistence of both in that religion is the search for meaning and science is the search for explanation
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DLC
Dewey number
201.65
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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God, science and the search for meaning
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The Great Partnership
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780805243024
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optical disk
Label
The Great Partnership
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a8ee5894-7629-4f18-b89e-2e9b6133241c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780805243024
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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