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The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning by [Sacks, Jonathan]
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"A figure of great stature and sometimes the center of controversy in England, where he has served as chief rabbi for two decades, Rabbi Sacks is certain to add to both his stature and the controversy that surrounds him with the publication of "The Great Partnership." . . . Society needs both religion "and" science, Sacks argues in this innovative, articulate, and well-documented book. He effortlessly includes statistics and history, personal stories and culture-wide experiences, all of it making clear the differences he sees between the "Weltanschauung" of his world and that of the atheist."
"--The Jewish Week"
""The Great Partnership" is illuminating and sometimes genuinely moving, because of the erudition and the warm personality with which Rabbi Sacks unrolls his credo. . . . It makes a persuasive case that the bloody rhetorical war between 'science' and 'religion' is not just unnecessary; it is foolish. . . . A humane, learned "cri de coeur.""
"--The Wall Street Journal"
"In prose that is both stately and accessible, Rabbi Sacks offers an examination of the most profound issues of faith and science that is both intellectually rigorous and generous in spirit. With an impressive range of scholarship that extends far beyond the Jewish tradition, he marshals an array of arguments for the proposition that 'we need both religion and science.' "
"--Shelf Awareness"
"In clear language Sacks sets forth the arguments put forward by atheists, respectfully demolishing them in favor of the religious stance that he forthrightly espouses. The range and depth of his familiarity with authorities in both camps are most impressive [and] his erudite position is largely compelling. . . . Essential reading because of Sacks's splendid range of knowledge and his powerful ability to tackle tough issues."
"--Publishers Weekly"
"A brilliant exposition of the possibility of science and religion, each in its own way, contributing to a better world."
"--Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"There is a warm, accessible scholarship about Rabbi Sacks; it's easy to see why he is such a popular sage. "The Great Partnership" will only burnish this reputation. After several years in which the new atheists--Dawkins, Hitchens, Hawking--have made all the running, Sacks offers an intelligent, optimistic credo that allows for the happy coexistence of science and religion. . . . For those people who know that science is right but still want to believe, this cake-and-eat-it argument is made with erudition, scholarship, and charm."
"--The Times" (London)
"The learned and humane Sacks normally speaks from within the Jewish tradition. But here he is much more inclusive, drawing from Judaism, Christianity and, he claims, Islam . . . His erudition is extensive [and he] is engaging and thought-provoking throughout. His exploration of the deep differences between classical Greek and Hebrew thought is quite brilliant. . . . Without a doubt he is a wise thinker and a national treasure."
"--The Independent"

"From the Hardcover edition."

A figure of great stature and sometimes the center of controversy in England, where he has served as chief rabbi for two decades, Rabbi Sacks is certain to add to both his stature and the controversy that surrounds him with the publication of The Great Partnership. . . . Society needs both religion and science, Sacks argues in this innovative, articulate, and well-documented book. He effortlessly includes statistics and history, personal stories and culture-wide experiences, all of it making clear the differences he sees between the Weltanschauung of his world and that of the atheist.
The Jewish Week
The Great Partnership is illuminating and sometimes genuinely moving, because of the erudition and the warm personality with which Rabbi Sacks unrolls his credo. . . . It makes a persuasive case that the bloody rhetorical war between science and religion is not just unnecessary; it is foolish. . . . A humane, learned cri de coeur.
The Wall Street Journal
In prose that is both stately and accessible, Rabbi Sacks offers an examination of the most profound issues of faith and science that is both intellectually rigorous and generous in spirit. With an impressive range of scholarship that extends far beyond the Jewish tradition, he marshals an array of arguments for the proposition that we need both religion and science.
Shelf Awareness
In clear language Sacks sets forth the arguments put forward by atheists, respectfully demolishing them in favor of the religious stance that he forthrightly espouses. The range and depth of his familiarity with authorities in both camps are most impressive [and] his erudite position is largely compelling. . . . Essential reading because of Sacks s splendid range of knowledge and his powerful ability to tackle tough issues.
Publishers Weekly
A brilliant exposition of the possibility of science and religion, each in its own way, contributing to a better world.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
There is a warm, accessible scholarship about Rabbi Sacks; it s easy to see why he is such a popular sage. The Great Partnership will only burnish this reputation. After several years in which the new atheists Dawkins, Hitchens, Hawking have made all the running, Sacks offers an intelligent, optimistic credo that allows for the happy coexistence of science and religion. . . . For those people who know that science is right but still want to believe, this cake-and-eat-it argument is made with erudition, scholarship, and charm.
The Times (London)
The learned and humane Sacks normally speaks from within the Jewish tradition. But here he is much more inclusive, drawing from Judaism, Christianity and, he claims, Islam . . . His erudition is extensive [and he] is engaging and thought-provoking throughout. His exploration of the deep differences between classical Greek and Hebrew thought is quite brilliant. . . . Without a doubt he is a wise thinker and a national treasure.
The Independent

From the Hardcover edition."

Book Description

Jonathan Sacks sets out a clear and forceful argument for the complementary nature of science and religion, drawing on an eclectic range of historical and philosophical arguments to prove the necessity of both if we are to understand the human condition.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (7 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057MLPOG
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