Science and religion sometimes appear to be founts of definitive answers and grand questions, but as we explore them, we learn that they don’t just appear out of nowhere: they’re formed through an extensive process of discovery and debate. The discipline of process theology, originally proposed by Alfred North Whitehead as “process philosophy,” focuses on how this is a crucial part of all creation. How does this help us understand the relationship between religion and the scientific method, and how does that connect with Jewish theology, thinking, and practice?

 

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson is Vice President of American Jewish University as well as the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and author of multiple books, including Renewing the Process of Creation.

 

 

 

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Next week, on Tuesday, June 1st at 2PM Eastern, we will be speaking with Annie Murphy Paul a science writer whose work on cognitive psychology has appeared in the New York TimesScientific American, and The Best American Science Writing, among many other publications. She is the author of OriginsThe Cult of Personality Testing, and the forthcoming book The Extended Mind.