Faith and Science are no longer two solitudes; no longer worlds in collision. Increasingly faith and science have become synergistic, building a worldview greater than either perspective alone.
A few short decades ago, things were different. Out of ignorance and confusion, the secular and the pious decried each other as narrow-minded and unenlightened.
Today the tables have turned entirely. Literally every month, there are major conferences featuring serious academics bridging religion and science. New books and articles addressing the spiritual implications of modern science are constantly appearing in both peer-viewed and popular literature.
In every area and subspecialty of science, we find an accelerating movement towards towards findings that harmonize modern science with a traditional religion, and especially Judaic wisdom as expressed in the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbalah, and Chassidism. And yet, there is more to the conceptual landscape of the Torah-and-science dialogue than this newfound synergy. Indeed the interplay of Torah and science runs the gamut of styles of engagement ranging from harsh conflict and stark contrast, through complementary and harmony, to convergence and ultimately even consonance.
Among the thousands of scientists and theologians who have contributed to this evolving forum, one stands out as an unequivocal master: The Lubavitcher Rebbe.