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Polkinghorne, J. C. 1930-

Works: 178 works in 602 publications in 9 languages and 31,083 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: BL240.3, 261.55
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Belief in God in an age of science by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 4,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, the author focuses on the collegiality between science and theology, contending that these "intellectual cousins" are both concerned with interpreted experience and with the quest for truth about reality. He argues eloquently that scientific and theological enquiries are parallel
Exploring reality the intertwining of science and religion by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reality is multi-layered, asserts John Polkinghorne, and in this insightful book he explores various dimensions of the human encounter with reality. Polkinghorne argues that reality consists of not only the scientific processes of the natural world but also the personal dimension of human nature and its significance. He offers an integrated view of reality, encompassing a range of insights deriving from physics' account of causal structure, evolutionary understanding of human nature, the unique significance of Jesus of Nazareth, and the human encounter with God. He devotes further chapters to specific problems and questions raised by the Christian account of divine reality. He discusses, for example, the nature of time and God's relation to it, the interrelationship of the world's faiths, the problem of evil, and practical ethical issues relating to genetic advances, including stem cell research. Continuing in his pursuit of a dialogue between science and theology that accords equal weight to the insights of each, Polkinghorne expands our understanding of the nature of reality and our appreciation of its complexity
Beyond science the wider human context by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Science is very successful in discovering the structure and history of the physical world. However, there is more to be told of the encounter with reality, including the nature of scientific inquiry itself, than can be gained from impersonal experience and experimental test alone. Beyond Science considers the human context in which science operates and pursues that wider understanding which we all seek. It looks to issues of meaning and value, intrinsic to scientific practice but excluded from science's consideration by its own self-denying ordinance. The author raises the question of the significance of the deep mathematical intelligibility of the physical world and its anthropically fruitful history. He considers how we may find responsible ways to use the power that science places in human hands. Science is portrayed as an activity of individuals, pursued within a convivial and truth-seeking community." "This book neither overvalues science (as if it were the only worthwhile source of knowledge) nor devalues it (as if it were to be treated with suspicion or not taken seriously). Rather, Beyond Science provides a considered and balanced account that firmly asserts science's place in human culture, maintained in mutually illuminating relationships with other aspects of that culture."--Jacket
The God of hope and the end of the world by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faith, science and understanding by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the relationship between music and the visual arts in the late-19th and 20th centuries, focusing on the modernist period. Reassessing the work of composers and artists such as Richard Wagner, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Josef Matthias Hauer and John Cage, Simon Shaw-Miller argues that despite modernism's advocacy of media purity and separation, the boundaries between art and music were permeable at this time, as they have been throughout history. Shaw-Miller begins by discussing the place of Wagner's music and ideas at the time of the birth of modernism, presenting Wagner's aesthetic of the "Gesamtkunstwerk" as an alternative paradigm for modernist art. He goes on to analyze Picasso's use of musical subjects in his cubist works and Klee's adoption of music and the issue of temporality in his paintings and drawings. He concludes with the radical aesthetic of Cage, the silencing of sound, and the promotion of intermediality in the work of Fluxus artists. Through these examples, Shaw-Miller raises questions about both art and music history that should be of interest to students of both disciplines
One world the interaction of science and theology by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John C. Polkinghorne's renowned trilogy on the compatibility of religion and science is back in print. One World (originally published in 1986) introduces issues in science and religion that Dr. Polkinghorne subsequently continued in Science and Providence and Science and Creation. The books have been widely acclaimed individually and as a series. In the new preface to One World, Dr. Polkinghorne assesses his original writing of this book, pointing to themes that have remained important to his thinking and topics that have been expanded and modified through recent scientific discoveries. In f
Quantum physics and theology an unexpected kinship by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author identifies and explores key similarities in quantum physics and Christology. Among the many parallels he identifies are patterns of historical development in quantum physics and in Christology; wrestling with perplexities such as quantum interpretation and the problem of evil; and the drive for an overarching view in the Grand Unified Theories of physics and in Trinitarian theology. Both theology and science are propelled by a desire to understand the world through experienced reality, and Polkinghorne explains that their viewpoints are by no means mutually exclusive. --from publisher description
Science and the Trinity the Christian encounter with reality by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Most often, the dialogue between religion and science is initiated by the discoveries of modern science - big bang cosmology, evolution, or quantum theory, for example. In this book, scientist-theologian John Polkinghorne changes the discussion. He approaches the dialogue from a little-explored perspective in which theology shapes the argument and sets the agenda of questions to be considered." "The author begins with a review of approaches to science and religion in which the classification focuses on theological content rather than on methodological technique. He then proceeds with chapters discussing the role of Scripture, a theology of nature, the doctrine of God, sacramental theology, and eschatology. Throughout, Polkinghorne takes the perspective of Trinitarian thinking while arguing in a style that reflects the influence of his career as a theoretical physicist. In the final chapter, the author defends the appropriateness of addressing issues of science and religion from the specific standpoint of his Christian belief."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Science and creation the search for understanding by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction -- Natural theology -- Insightful inquiry -- Order and disorder -- Creation and creator -- The nature of reality -- Theological science
Science and providence God's interaction with the world by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction xx -- The problem xx -- Embodiment and action xx -- Providence xx -- Miracle xx -- Evil xx -- Prayer xx -- Time xx -- Incarnation and sacrament xx -- Hope
Theology in the context of science by J. C Polkinghorne ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contextual theology -- Discourse -- Time and space -- Persons and value -- Consonance: creation, providence, and relationality -- Motivated belief -- Eschatology
The quantum world by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The faith of a physicist : reflections of a bottom-up thinker : the Gifford lectures for 1993-4 by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author organizes his inquiry around the Nicene Creed, an early statement that continues to summarize Christian beliefs. He then asks, "What is the evidence that makes you think this might be true?" The evidence includes the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, scientific theories, and human self-consciousness as revealed in literary, philosophical, and psychological works
The particle play : an account of the ultimate constituents of matter by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and religion in quest of truth by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polkinghorne undertakes a survey of all the major issues at the intersection of science and religion, concentrating on what he considers the essential insights for each. Clearly and without assuming prior knowledge, he addresses causality, cosmology, evolution, consciousness, natural theology, divine providence, revelation, and scripture. --from publisher description
Quantum theory : a very short introduction by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world
Quarks, chaos & Christianity : questions to science and religion by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and theology : an introduction by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eminent scientist and theologian John Polkinghorne offers an accessible yet authoritative introduction to the stimulating field of science and religion. After surveying their volatile historical relationship, he leads the reader through the whole array of questions that arise at the intersection of the scientific and religious quests." "Polkinghorne provides a marvellously clear overview of the major elements of current science (including quantum theory, chaos theory, time and cosmology). He offers a concise outline of the character of religion, and shows their joint potential to illumine some of the thorniest issues in theology today: creation, the nature of knowledge, human and divine identity and agency. He brings the reader to complex ideas so gently and persuasively that at each turn one is inspired to follow the next step of the argument."--Jacket
Reason and reality : the relationship between science and theology by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biggest revolution in our understanding of the physical world since the days of Newton was brought about by the discovery of the elusive and fitful world of quantum theory. Now the insights of Chaos theory offer the prospect of a further revolution, capable of describing a physical world endowed with a genuine openness to the future. In his acclaimed trilogy - One World, Science and Creation and Science and Providence - John Polkinghorne brilliantly transmitted the excitement of these new discoveries to the lay reader and showed how they opened the way to a new a more harmonious relationship between science and religion. Now he returns to the science-theology debate, outlining his position for new readers and pursuing some of the outstanding issues with the same accessibility, clarity and insight that made the trilogy such an outstanding success
The way the world is by J. C Polkinghorne ( Book )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Polkinghorne , J. C.
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Polkinghorne, J. C. (John Charlton), 1930-
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Polkinghorne, John 1930-
Polkinghorne, John C.
Polkinghorne, John C. 1930-
Polkinghorne, John Charlton.
Polkinghorne, John Charlton 1930-
ポーキングホーン, J. C
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