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New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought

Jeremy Brown


This book analyses the Jewish reception of the Copernican revolution. It traces four hundred years of Jewish writings and describes the ways in which Jews ignored, rejected or accepted the Copernican model, and the theological and societal underpinnings of their choices. The review is chronological, beginning with the early seventeenth century responses and ends with a description and analysis of modern Jewish geocentrists and the contemporary debate in the ultra-orthodox community about the Copernican model. Throughout the book each figure is placed into a historical context which allows a co ... More

Keywords: Copernicus, Judaism, heliocentric, geocentric, science and religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754793
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754793.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Brown, author
George Washington University