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Friday, December 10, 2010

Maurice Bucaille



Maurice Bucaille (19 July 1920 in Pont-L'Eveque, France- 17 February 1998[1]), son of Maurice and Marie (James) Bucaille,[2] was a French medical doctor, member of the French Society of Egyptology and an author. Bucaille practiced medicine from 1945-82 and was a specialist in gastroenterology.[2] In 1973, Bucaille was appointed family physician to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Another of his patients at the time included members of the family of President of Egypt Anwar Sadat.[3]


Books

The Bible, The Qur'an and Science
In 1976, he published his book, The Bible, The Qur'an and Science which argued that the Qur'an contains no statements contradicting established scientific fact.[4] In 1991, another book by Bucaille, Mummies of the Pharaos: Modern Medical Investigations, was published in English.

In his book, The Bible, The Qur’an and Science, Bucaille aims to prove the Qur’an is in agreement with scientific facts, while the Bible is not. He claims that in Islam, science and religion have always been “twin sisters” (vii). According to Bucaille, there are monumental errors of science in the Bible and not a single error in the Qur'an (120), whose descriptions of natural phenomena make it compatible with modern science. Bucaille concludes that the Qur’an is the reliable word of God.

Bucaille argues that the Old Testament should have been distorted because of numerous translations and corrections as it was transmitted orally. He highlights, in his words, “numerous disagreements and repetitions”, in the Old Testament (12) and the Gospels (85, 95). In his analysis, Bucaille claims he makes use of many propositions of Biblical criticism, such as the documentary hypothesis.

With regard to the Qu’ran, Bucaille however followed the Islamic tradition that the Qur'anic scrolls are said to be collected during Muhammad’s lifetime and were deemed accurate by the archangel Gabriel himself (132). Some references claimed that he is not a Muslim[5][6]. However, according to an interview at the Islamic Bulletin Website, he declared "Qur'an was the Word of God revealed to his Last Prophet Mohammed". He said that he did devote himself to discuss all problems from purely academic angle, to be treated by the world as an academician rather than a theologian[7].


Others

What is the Origin of Man?. Islamic Book Service. 2005. pp. 228. ISBN 8172312938.
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)
La bible, le coran et la science (The Bible, the Qur'an, and Science : The Holy Scriptures Examined in the Light of Modern Knowledge), traduit par Alistair D. Pannell, 7e édition, TTQ, Inc., 2003 (ISBN 187940298X).
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, 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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