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The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth

Reviews The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth. By Gerald L. Schroeder. The Free Press, 2001. xiv + 224 pages. $26.00 cloth; $13.00 paper. Gerald L. Schroeder is an MIT-trained scientist who has done work in physics and biology, most recently in Israel at the Weizmann Institute, the Hebrew University, and the Volcani Research Institute. Having also received rabbinic training in the Hebrew Scriptures, he has long sought to reconcile the Hebraic worldview with modern science. Two earlier volumes—Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery of Harmony between Modern Science and the Bible (Bantam Books, 1990), and The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom (Free Press, 1997)— anticipate this book. Schroeder’s main thesis is that the universe originates from, and is encompassed and sustained by, wisdom. Whereas earlier forms of the teleological argument were based on the order, pattern, or structure of the observed universe, and later bridges between science and religion have included the ideas of energy or force fields, more recent developments have explored the science-religion convergence based on the notions of complexity, information, and even consciousness. Schroeder suggests that when read in religious perspective these developments legitimate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nova Religio University of California Press

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