Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible

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As a theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, John Polkinghorne is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading authorities on issues of science and faith. In this compelling work, Polkinghorne brings the analytical and rational perspective of a scientist to bear on the study of Scripture, providing a fresh, honest look at key themes of the Bible.

"John Polkinghorne is one of the most important Christian thinkers alive, respected for his contributions to science, ...

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Overview

As a theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, John Polkinghorne is uniquely positioned to be one of the world's leading authorities on issues of science and faith. In this compelling work, Polkinghorne brings the analytical and rational perspective of a scientist to bear on the study of Scripture, providing a fresh, honest look at key themes of the Bible.

"John Polkinghorne is one of the most important Christian thinkers alive, respected for his contributions to science, theology, and their interface. In Testing Scripture he shows how a thoughtful believer can respect the insights and authority of Scripture without getting mired in the quicksand of biblical literalism. I highly recommend this accessible and informed survey."--Karl Giberson, author or coauthor of seven books, including Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion

"In the clear and candid prose his readers appreciate, John Polkinghorne takes bottom-up thinking from his scientific background and applies it as a priest to the Bible. The result is a level-headed and winsome argument for the high value of Scripture. Along the way, Polkinghorne addresses pressing issues facing Christian interpreters of the Bible today."--Thomas Jay Oord, professor of theology and philosophy, Northwest Nazarene University; editor of The Polkinghorne Reader

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587433139
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 636,975
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS, is internationally known as both a physicist and a priest. He served as president of Queens' College, University of Cambridge, prior to his retirement. He is founding president of the International Society for Science and Religion, a member of England's Royal Society, and the bestselling author of more than thirty books. He was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2002.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Scripture
2. Development
3. Creation and Fall
4. Ambiguity
5. Israel's Bible
6. The Gospels
7. Cross and Resurrection
8. The Pauline writings
9. Other New Testament writings
10. Profundity
Further Reading
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Great book

    A balanced view which honors scripture without denying reason

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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