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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part V

The Place of Evolution in the Theological Debate The Neo-Darwinist Picture in a Nutshell In the beginning there was the Big Bang, from which matter went forth into the universe (with the gracious assistance of the ‘Divine’ Higgs-Boson). After this … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part IV

Is Belief in God Rational? Part IV Another Look at the Principle of Sufficient Reason, or Causation Before I continue, let me refer to a number of misunderstandings that have arisen regarding the principle of causation, or of sufficient reason. … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part III

Is Belief in God Rational? Part Three The previous column concluded with a discussion of the argument that the physical-theological argument begs the question. There I showed that every logical argument begs the question, and therefore the remaining question is … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham, Part II

Is Belief in God Rational? Part Two In the previous column I described in general terms the concept of belief and its place on the axis between the experiential-emotional and the intellectual. I presented a position according to which belief … Continue reading

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Faith and Reason, a Series of Articles by R. Dr. Michael Avraham

[The following is a translation of a series of articles by Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham in the ynet science section (the veritable lions’ den of atheists on that site). All responsibility for the accuracy of the translations rests with me. … Continue reading

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A Book in Search of an (English) Publisher

After his interview on this blog, Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham asked me if I know of a publishing house interested in putting out his book on religion and evolution in English. It needn’t necesarily be a Jewish publishing house – … Continue reading

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Interview with Rav Dr. Michael Avraham on his book ‘God Plays Dice’

[Readers of this blog need no introduction to Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham, one of the most innovative and forthright Orthodox religious thinkers in Israel today. Rav Avraham was kind enough to provide an interview on his latest book based on … Continue reading

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Interesting Book Alert: Rav Dr. Michael Avraham on Religion and Evolution

Regular readers of this blog (I heard the sixth one’s on vacation) will know my affinity for Rav Dr. Michael Avraham, an original and erudite religious thinker. I am taking this opportunity to plug a new book of his (in … Continue reading

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Not A Zero-Sum Game: Rational Thought and Religion According to Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham (Part Four: ‘The Decline of the Generations’ and the Synthetic-Analytical Divide)

[Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III] In the previous section, we discussed the importance of synthetic thinking, and how it complements analytical thinking. It is a necessary complement, as without it we would never actually know anything about the … Continue reading

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Not A Zero-Sum Game: Rational Thought and Religion According to Rabbi Dr. Michael Avraham (Part Three: Theism and Synthetic Thought)

[Intro, Part I, Part II] OK, smart guy, what exactly is this ‘synthetic thought’ you’ve been alluding to? Well, at its most basic, synthetic statements are statements that tell us things about the world around us. They combine our minds … Continue reading

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