Theology in the Context of Science

Theology in the Context of Science

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by John Polkinghorne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300164564

ISBN-13: 9780300164565

Pub. Date: 04/20/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

The world-renowned physicist-theologian John Polkinghorne provides a new framework for dialogue between science and religion, using recent scientific inquiry into relativity, evolutionary theory, life after death, and many other issues as a foundation on which to build a model of Christian belief structure.

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The world-renowned physicist-theologian John Polkinghorne provides a new framework for dialogue between science and religion, using recent scientific inquiry into relativity, evolutionary theory, life after death, and many other issues as a foundation on which to build a model of Christian belief structure.

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ISBN-13:
9780300164565
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.06(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface viii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Contextual Theology 1

Chapter 2 Discourse 19

Chapter 3 Time and Space 48

Chapter 4 Persons and Value 68

Chapter 5 Consonance: Creation, Providence, and Relationality 96

Chapter 6 Motivated Belief 123

Chapter 7 Eschatology 149

Postscript: Understanding 160

Index 165

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Theology in the Context of Science 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
EdwinV1230 More than 1 year ago
This is a great piece of work that every theologian and would-be theologian must read. Seminaries and theological schools that do not have at least a copy of this book in their libraries will sooner or later find themselves not competent enough to answer metaphysical questions raised in light of recent scientific advances and developments. A prophetic voice from the wilderness of scientific laboratory cries out for a more holistic approach in doing theology that is more than willing to leave the religious comfort zone and have the abstracts of theological inquiry come into close contact with the scientific world. Both a scientist and theologian himself of the highest order, the author laments over the fact that theologians have not done their homework enough so as to theologize with the great achievements of the hard sciences in mind. The book carries with it a strong statement that the God of the theologian is indeed omnipresent. He is there to be found in the empirically oriented world of science! Yes, God has His own people too in the scientific arena who do not embrace the gospel of the Death-of-God movement nor do they have the extinct God of Nietzsche in mind. While I personally disagree with the author's hermeneutical approach in handling the Scriptural material which naturally results into a theological method that departs from my more Reformed-oriented system of theology, I am happy to report that the book has been of great help to broaden my theological perspective. I have in fact immediately started to update myself on recent scientific discoveries, most particularly that which belongs to John Polkinghorne's cup of tea - the Quantum Theory.
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