In this volume, 16 scientists and theologians contend that eschatology provides a common concern for both theology and the sciences.
Rob HighfieldUnusual for a book with 23 essays, this collection sustains a high quality throughout...for those who are interested in the latest developments in the science and theology dialogue or who are interested in the new twist that modern science has given questions of eschatology, this book is required reading.
Cedric CarrThis is a valuable contribution to the current interest in 'Last Things'. It is, moreover, a 'user-friendly' book; clearly written without unnecessary scientific (or theological jargon, and the multiplicity of sub-headings and titled paragraphs make it an easy book to digest and consult.The Expository Times
In The End Of The World And The Ends Of God: Science And Theology On Eschatology, John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker effectively collaborate to assemble a fascinating collection of twentythree essays by scientists, theologians, ethicists, and biblical scholars on the subject of eschatology (the ultimate significance and destiny of both the universe and individual human beings) as seen through the perspective of their particular disciplines. Scientists predict the end of time as a catastrophe (entropy the death of the universe), while theologians see human and universal destiny as one of passage to something more meaningful. These informative and thoughtprovoking essays touch upon such diverse issues as hope and the denial of death, time as moral space, eschatology and the natural sciences, and eschatology in the Judeo/Christian biblical tradition. The End Of The World And The Ends Of God is very highly recommended reading for students of metaphysics, theology, and science.
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