Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Breakfast 10:00 a.m., Lecture 10:30 a.m. JCC OF Greater Washington Rockville, Maryland
Divine and Human Purpose in Science and Judaism
Please join Rabbi Dr. Leonard Levin, the author of The Case for God: Answering the Atheist (ajrsem.academia.edu/LennyLevin), in confronting the profound questions that we who affirm both contemporary science and Judaism must consider: Does the universe attest to a purposeful God? If it does, do humans have a special role in God's scheme? Science professes to be neutral on these issues, but revolutionary discoveries in physics and astronomy have revealed that our universe and life itself depend upon an extraordinarily improbable convergence of precise physical constants. Do these discoveries attest to God's creation? Rabbi Levin will draw upon biblical texts; ideas of our sages; and the writings of theologians, philosophers, and scientists from ancient to modern times to address these questions.
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