Maurice Bucaille

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Maurice Bucaille

Maurice Bucaille (French pronunciation: ​[moris bykaj]; 19 July 1920 in Pont-l'Évêque, Calvados – 17 February 1998[1]) was a French medical doctor and author. In 1973, Bucaille was appointed family physician to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. His patients included the members of the family of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was the son of Maurice and Marie (James) Bucaille,[3] A member of the French Society of Egyptology, Bucaille practiced medicine from 1945 to 1982 and was a specialist in gastroenterology.[3]

Bucailleism[edit]

Bucailleism is a movement to relate modern science with religion, and especially that of Islam.[4] Since the publishing of The Bible, the Quran and Science, Bucaillists have promoted the idea that the Quran is of divine origin, arguing that it contains scientifically correct facts.[5][6]

According to The Wall Street Journal, Bucailleism is "in some ways the Muslim counterpart to Christian creationism" and although "while creationism rejects much of modern science, Bucailleism embraces it."[7]

Reception[edit]

Literary critic Sameer Rahim wrote in The Daily Telegraph, some of Bucaille's "assertions have been ridiculed by scientists and sophisticated theologians."[8]

Books[edit]

  • La Bible, le Coran et la Science : Les Écritures Saintes examinées à la lumière des connaissances modernes, Seghers 1976, (ISBN 978-2221501535), Pocket 2003, (ISBN 978-2266131032)
  • Les Momies des pharaons et la médecine, Séguier, 1987 (ISBN 2906284475). Mummies of the Pharaohs: Modern Medical Investigations by Maurice Bucaille. Translated by Alastair D. Pannell and the author. Illustrated. 236 pp. New York: St. Martin's Press.
  • Réflexions sur le Coran, with Mohamed Talbi, Seghers, (Reflections on the Koran), 1989 (ISBN 2232101487).
  • L'homme d'où vient-il? Les réponses de la science et des Écritures Saintes (Man where is he coming from? The responses of science and Scripture), Seghers, 1980 7ème éd.(ISBN 2221007816).
  • Moïse et Pharaon ; Les Hébreux en Egypte ; (Moses and Pharaoh, The Hebrews in Egypt) Quelles concordances de Livres saints avec l'Histoire, Seghers, 1995 (ISBN 2-232-10466-4).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "DNB, Katalog der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek". Katalog derDeutschen Nationalbibliothek.
  2. ^ New York Times review of Mummies of the Pharaohs: Modern Medical Investigations by Maurice Bucaille. Translated by Alastair D. Pannell and the author. Illustrated. 236 pp. New York: St. Martin's Press. [1]
  3. ^ a b Galegroup Biography Resource Center
  4. ^ Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, ed. Helaine Selin, retrieved 28 March 2011
  5. ^ Explorations in Islamic science Ziauddin Sardar, (1989), retrieved 28 March 2011
  6. ^ An illusion of harmony: science and religion in Islam (2007) Taner Edis, retrieved 28 March 2011
  7. ^ Daniel Golden (January 23, 2002). "Strange Bedfellows: Western Scholars Play Key Role in Touting `Science' of the Quran". Wall Street Journal.
  8. ^ Sameer Rahim (8 Oct 2010). "Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim al-Khalili: review". The Telegraph.

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