Spirit and Matter, Divine Providence and the Laws of Nature, and the Openness of the World to God and Man
by Professor Benjamin Fain
Hardcover, 331 pages
Urim Publications, 2011
Law and Providence deals with the most fundamental issues in understanding the world, such as the relationship between spirit and matter, the connection between the laws of nature and divine providence and the openness of the world to the involvement of God and man. This is a book about the lawfulness of the world and its development, human knowledge and the philosophy of science. These have all been examined from the religious Jewish perspective of a distinguished scientist.
About the Author:
Professor Benjamin Fain, a world renowned physicist, has published numerous scientific books and articles. Recently, he has been devoting his time to the relationship between Torah and science. His previous book, Creation Ex Nihilo, has been translated into English and Russian and has been well received.
Praise for Law and Providence:
"Law and Providence is a major and important contribution in which Professor Fain has succeeded in improving our understanding of both Torah and science."
- Rabbi Professor Nahum Eliezer Rabinovich
"Professor Binyamin Fain is one of the heroes of the Tarbut movement which fostered a renaissance in Soviet Jewry. This book is part of a series which promises to make him a hero of modern Jewish thought. This is the second book in his remarkable project bringing together the wisdom of Torah and of science ... an extraordinary goal worthy of a modern Maimonides. Law and Providence shows that the religious world view of Classic Judaism is fully compatible with the most advanced scientific understanding of our time while restoring science (physics and mathematics in particular) as a source of religious insight and a revelation of God's Creation. This book is especially important for a new generation which seeks a more profound religious life, beyond the current sterile polarization between fundamentalism and secularism."
- Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg