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Encountering Scripture

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A fresh look at the Bible from the analytical and rational perspective of a scientist. It tackles the big themes of the Bible and the questions a modern western thinker might bring to it. The nuanced, rational and honest approach...


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A fresh look at the Bible from the analytical and rational perspective of a scientist. It tackles the big themes of the Bible and the questions a modern western thinker might bring to it. The nuanced, rational and honest approach will be appreciated by any reader with an open and enquiring mind. Issues of scripture and authority, contradiction and ambiguity are tackled with characteristic clarity, and the theological challenges of the Old Testament, the Gospels and the writing of St Paul are addressed with energy.

A fresh look at the Bible from the analytical and rational perspective of a scientist. It tackles the big themes of the Bible and the questions a modern western thinker might bring to it. The nuanced, rational and honest approach will be appreciated by any reader with an open and enquiring mind. Issues of scripture and authority, contradiction and ambiguity are tackled with characteristic clarity, and the theological challenges of the Old Testament, the Gospels and the writing of St Paul are addressed with energy.
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John C Polkinghorne

Sir John C. Polkinghorne (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an Anglican minister, past president of Queens' College, Cambridge University, and former professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge. Polkinghorne resigned his chair in physics to study for the Anglican priesthood. After completing his theological studies and serving at parishes, he returned to Cambridge. In 1997, Dr. Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for distinguished service to science, religion, learning, and medical ethics. He was the recipient of the 2002 Templeton Prize for One Million $US
He lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom and is the author of over books, translated into 18 languages; 26 concern science and religion, often for a popular audience.


The Way the World is : The Christian Perspective of a Scientist (1984 - revised 1992); Science and Creation (SPCK/New Science Library, 1989; Templeton Foundation Press, 2006); Science and Providence (SPCK/New Science Library, 1989; Templeton Foundation Press, 2006); Reason and Reality: Relationship Between Science and Theology (SPCK/Trinity Press International 1991); Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion (SPCK 2005); From Physicist to Priest, an Autobiography (SPCK 2007)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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