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Bridges the gap between faith and science.
on 23 July 1996
God & the Big Bang is a well written and very interesting
synthesis of concepts from Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) and
science (physics/cosmology). Matt describes the Big Bang
in layman's terms from both the scientific and the Kabbalistic
perspectives. There is a passage Matt quotes from Kabbalah
that sounds exactly like a poetic description of the Big Bang.
Kabbalah describes creation as involving "the shattering of
glass vessels" which is a poetic way of describing the
broken symmetry theory of physics. An important contribution
of the book is that it ties Torah, the source of Jewish law
(and underpinning for Christian and Moslem law), into his
perspective of God. Kabbalah purports to answer one question
currently plaguing scientists: Kabbalah seems to favor a closed universe.