TITLE: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought
SPEAKER: Jeremy Brown
EVENT DATE: 09/17/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 58 minutes
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In his book, "New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought," Jeremy Brown describes the long history of the very Jewish responses to Copernicus's sun-centered system where the moving earth was viewed by many as conflicting with the tenants of the Jewish faith.
Speaker Biography: Jeremy Brown is director of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health. In addition to his medical career, Brown has studied the relationship between science and Judaism.