Questions Of Truth

Questions Of Truth

by John Polkinghorne, Nicholas Beale
     
 

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How did the universe begin? Can God's existence be proven? Do humans matter more than animals? For many years people have sent the scientist-turned-priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about science and belief. In question-and-answer format, Polkinghorne and his collaborator Nicholas Beale offer their highly informed opinions about some of the most

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How did the universe begin? Can God's existence be proven? Do humans matter more than animals? For many years people have sent the scientist-turned-priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about science and belief. In question-and-answer format, Polkinghorne and his collaborator Nicholas Beale offer their highly informed opinions about some of the most frequently asked of these questions. Readers can follow their own paths through the book, selecting questions that interest them and looking at the additional material if they choose. This unique book will help Christians clarify their beliefs regarding difficult issues and better face challenges—from within and from others—to their faith.

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Polkinghorne, former professor of physics at Cambridge University and esteemed writer on questions of the interaction between science and religion, is a kind of antidote to Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris for the intellectual theist or Christian. Beale, a former student of Polkinghorne, helps him field the questions that form the structure of this intriguing book, which tackles the existence of God, the "anthropic principle," evil, and prayer. A thought-provoking work giving language and rationale to the believer daunted by contemporary atheistic argument. For most collections.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664233518
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/19/2009
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
358,684
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

John Polkinghorneis one of the world's leading experts on Science and Religion. A world-class physics Professor at Cambridge who became a priest, Founding President of the ISSR and winner of the Templeton Prize, Polkinghorne's publications include Exploring Reality, Quantum Physics and Theology, Quarks, Chaos and Christianity, Science and the Trinity, Living with Hope, and Belief in God in an Age of Science.

Nicholas Beale is a strategist and social philosopher and a longtime collaborator of John Polkinghorne. He is author of Constructive Engagementand coauthor, with Colin Howson, of Sense and Nonsense about God and Science.

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