The Separation of Church & Faith - Copernicus and the Jews
by Daniel Gruber
In the time of Nicholas Copernicus, the heavens and all that was in them revolved around the earth. This was not a belief that needed to be argued, it was simply an observable fact. People could see it with their own eyes. Scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers affirmed it. Religious doctrine did too. There was, however, one small problem. The planets, though insignificant in size, moved in continual defiance of the enshrined system. By challenging the system and finding the true center, Copernicus began a revolution that transformed life on earth. This book is about a similar conceptual error in the enshrined systems of today. It proposes a different center, one which challenges the prevailing systems, but fits and predicts the data.
"Copernicus will surely stimulate a good deal of good discussion. Much of the research is ground-breaking and even when the reader wants to dissent, the discussion is always well worth pondering."
Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Colman M. Mockler
Distinguished Professor of Old Testament
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA
"I can't remember when I've enjoyed a book more, or disagreed with one more."
J. Alan Groves
Executive Director of Westminster Hebrew Institute
Professor of Old Testament
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
"This is a serious book for the serious reader. It is for all those who love the truth and are willing to have their views challenged. For such readers, this carefully written and well-researched volume offers much food for thought, and while you may not agree with every point, you will certainly come away enriched. In a day when many lightweight and even sensationalistic books are being written in the name of 'New Testament restoration' or 'Jewish roots,' this heavyweight study stands out as worthy of attention and discussion."
Dr. Michael L. Brown
FIRE School of Ministry