Quarks, Chaos and Christianity
Is science fact and religion just opinion? Is there the mind of a Creator behind the universe? Can a scientist pray? John Polkinghorne has spent many years considering and writing about such questions, and now distils that...
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Is science fact and religion just opinion?
Is there the mind of a Creator behind the universe?
Can a scientist pray?
John Polkinghorne has spent many years considering and writing about such questions, and now distils that insight and experience into a clear, lively and frank set of answers to these fundamental issues.
This new edition has been fully revised in the light of recent developments in scientific research, and provides a valuable entry point into this fascinating area and to the thought of this key thinker and theologian.
"The field is enormous but the book is written with the clarity and simplicity of someone who really knows his subject... It is exciting stuff. If you are the least bit interested then buy it."
'Quarks, Chaos & Religion' addresses and bridges the continuing divide between science and religion.
This updated and revised edition should please readers who have been buying this book ion great numbers over more than a decade, and help the book to an even larger readership in the future. John Polkinghorne is certainly a rare authority in his field.
Templeton Award winner and theoretical physicist John Polkinghorne explores the gap between science and religion. "Do we have to choose between the scientific and religious views of the world, or are they complementary understandings that give us a fuller picture than either on their own would provide?"" Quarks, Chaos, & Christianity" shows the ways that both science and religion point to something greater than ourselves. Topics include: chaos theory; evolution; miracles; cosmology; guest for God; how God answers prayer; our human nature; religious fact and opinion; scientists and prayer.
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)
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