Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible

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Scientist and theologian John Polkinghorne is one of the world's leading authorities on issues of science and faith. In this compelling work, he provides a fresh, honest look at key themes of the Bible from an analytical and rational perspective, offering a series of insights that have helped him in his own engagement with the Bible. Polkinghorne tackles the questions a modern Western thinker might bring to the Bible, including issues of Scripture and authority, contradiction and ambiguity, and the creation and ...
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Overview

Scientist and theologian John Polkinghorne is one of the world's leading authorities on issues of science and faith. In this compelling work, he provides a fresh, honest look at key themes of the Bible from an analytical and rational perspective, offering a series of insights that have helped him in his own engagement with the Bible. Polkinghorne tackles the questions a modern Western thinker might bring to the Bible, including issues of Scripture and authority, contradiction and ambiguity, and the creation and fall. He also addresses theological challenges of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the writings of Paul. "I have written this little book in the hope that it will be helpful to those who are seeking a careful and thoughtful engagement with the Bible in their quest for a truthful understanding of the ways of God and the nature of spiritual reality," writes Polkinghorne. His nuanced approach will be appreciated by any reader with an open and inquiring mind who is interested in the intersection between science and Scripture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587433139
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 874,704
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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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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