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New Heavens and a New Earth


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Introduction ; Chapter 1 - Nicolas Copernicus and His Revolution ; Chapter 2 - The Talmudic View of the Universe ; Chapter 3 - David Gans and the First Mention of Copernicus in Hebrew Literature ; Chapter 4 - The First Jewish Copernican: Rabbi Joseph Solomon Delmedigo ; Chapter 5 - "Copernicus Is the Son of Satan." The First Jewish Rejections of Copernicus ; Chapter 6 - David Nieto and Copernicanism in London ; Chapter 7 - The Jewish Encyclopedias ; Chapter 8 - The Eighteenth Century. Jews and Copernicus in the Newtonian Era ; Chapter 9 - "I Have Written a Book For the Young People." David Friesenhausen's Mosdot Tevel ; Chapter 10 - The Nineteenth Century: Copernicus Without Hesitation ; Chapter 11 - "Let Copernicus and a Thousand Like Him Be Removed From the World." Reuven Landau's Rejection ; Chapter 12 - The Modern Period ; Chapter 13 - Relativity and Contemporary Jewish Geocentrists ; Chapter 14 - Conclusions ; Appendix ; Bibliography

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Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Research Director for the Development of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University


Brown has provided a major work of historical scholarship which is sure to provide a vital point of reference in the science-religion debate for years to come. * Mark Harris, The Expository Times *

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