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The Penultimate Curiosity

Hardback|Feb 2016
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When young children first begin to ask 'why?' they embark on a journey with no final destination. The need to make sense of the world as a whole is an ultimate curiosity that lies at the root of all human...


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When young children first begin to ask 'why?' they embark on a journey with no final destination. The need to make sense of the world as a whole is an ultimate curiosity that lies at the root of all human religions. It has, in many cultures, shaped and motivated a more down to earth scientific interest in the physical world, which could therefore be described as penultimate curiosity. These two manifestations of curiosity have a history ofconnection that goes back deep into the human past. Tracing that history all the way from cave painting to quantum physics, this book (a collaboration between a painter and a physical scientist that usesillustrations throughout the narrative) sets out to explain the nature of the long entanglement between religion and science: the ultimate and the penultimate curiosity.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 448932
  • Product Code 9780198747956
  • ISBN 0198747950
  • EAN 9780198747956
  • Pages 512
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2016
  • Dimensions 247 x 180 x 30mm
  • Weight 1.056kg

Roger Wagner

Wagner received his Bachelor of Arts from Westmont College in 1970 and his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1973. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Westminster Theological Seminary in California.

Andrew Briggs

Andrew Briggs is a Norfolk-based maths teacher and looking for patterns to solve puzzles is part of his job. He has always enjoyed doing puzzles, crosswords, logic problems and more and has been interested in Sudoku almost since it came to Britain. Over the years he has produced various puzzles for church magazines, encouraging both old and young to enjoy their Bibles and expand their Bible knowledge.

  • Part I: In The Beginning I ; Part Ii: God Driven Science ; Part Iii: Encounters In Alexandria ; Part Iv: The Long Argument ; Part V: The Open Book Of Heaven ; Part Vi: Priests Of Nature ; Part Vii: The Ocean Of Truth ; Part Viii: Voyages Of Discovery ; Part Ix: In The Beginning Ii ; Part X: Through The Laboratory Door ; Part Xi: Epilogue

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