Judaism in Biological Perspective
Biblical Lore and Judaic Practices
Edited by: Rick Goldberg
- ISBN: 9781594515644
- Extent: 240pp
- Release Date: 20 Jan 2010
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Paperback
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- Category: Sociology Social Issues
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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.
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.