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Belief in God in an Age of Science
     

Belief in God in an Age of Science

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by John Polkinghorne
 

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ISBN-10: 0300099495

ISBN-13: 9780300099492

Pub. Date: 02/20/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

John Polkinghorne brings unique qualifications to his exploration of the possibilities of believing in God in an age of science: he is internationally known as a theoretical physicist and as a theologian. In this thought-provoking book, Polkinghorne focuses on the collegiality between science and theology, contending that the inquiries of these "intellectual

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John Polkinghorne brings unique qualifications to his exploration of the possibilities of believing in God in an age of science: he is internationally known as a theoretical physicist and as a theologian. In this thought-provoking book, Polkinghorne focuses on the collegiality between science and theology, contending that the inquiries of these "intellectual cousins" are parallel.
"Polkinghorne [presents] a polished and logically coherent argument."—Freeman J. Dyson, New York Review of Books
"Short, accessible, and authoritative."—Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This book should be widely read."—Colin Tudge, New Statesman and Society
"If you read one book on science and religion, this should be it."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300099492
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/20/2003
Series:
Terry Lectures Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgementsxv
Chapter 1Belief in God in an Age of Science1
Chapter 2Finding Truth: Science and Religion Compared25
Chapter 3Does God Act in the Physical World?48
Chapter 4The Continuing Dialogue Between Science and Religion76
Chapter 5Critical Realism in Science and Religion101
Chapter 6Mathematical Postscript125
Index131

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Belief in God in an Age of Science 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WriterAtTheSea More than 1 year ago
This is my second time reading this book, and I am enjoying as much the second time around, if not more! Polkinghorne gives a fresh look at the arguments in both theology and science, and brings the 2 worlds together brilliantly. In this interesting book, Polkinghorne asserts that much of what we do in science is "the creative interpretation of experience, not rigorous deduction from it." Science is not the search for truth but for "verisimilitude," the quality of having the appearance of truth or reality. Scientists can never know when they have absolute truth (104). It has always been clear to me that even in science there is the presence of faith. To believe in a theory, you must see the end result, even before the discovery of evidence upholds the theory. It is a wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago