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In Let There Be Light, Howard Smith, a research astrophysicist and traditionally observant Jew, explores how modern scientific understandings of the cosmos complement Judaism's ancient mystical theology, the Kabbalah. He argues that science and religion are not only compatible, but that a healthy, productive dialogue between the two sheds light on ethics, free will, and thIn Let There Be Light, Howard Smith, a research astrophysicist and traditionally observant Jew, explores how modern scientific understandings of the cosmos complement Judaism's ancient mystical theology, the Kabbalah. He argues that science and religion are not only compatible, but that a healthy, productive dialogue between the two sheds light on ethics, free will, and the nature of life, while at the same time rejecting fundamentalist misinterpretation and the pseudoscience of creationism. Written for a general audience, yet supported by the most current and accurate scientific research, the book discusses topics such as modern quantum mechanics and mystical notions of awareness; how Kabbalah's ten sefirot mirror the developing phases of an inflationary universe; and the surprising parallels that exist between the Big Bang theory and Kabbalah's origin theory. Smith delves into complex ideas without resorting to jargon or mathematical equations, creating an intelligent, authoritative work accessible to all readers....

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ISBN : 9781577317463
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  • Heather
    2019-01-11 18:32

    I consider myself agnostic as opposed to atheist or a full on believer. In the same frame, I feel like spirituality or religion can express symbolically events that happen scientifically on a physical plane. I have some basic interest in astronomy and physics but I don't have a mathematical mind to help me comprehend. Smith uses simple logic to deconstruct kabbalistic, Christian, and scientific arguments and find commonalities within all perspectives that could appease atheists and the religious alike. Thanks to this book, my interest in astronomy has been rekindled.

  • Deidre
    2019-01-16 16:39

    I feel much more educated about modern physics now...I've always been solid on classical physics, but this helped a lot with the cosmological and quantum mechanical stuff that I never really learned. As far as the Kabbalah part - I sort of wanted it to be more integrated - it made me curious to learn more, but not as interested as the physics part.