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Science and theology : an introduction

Author: J C Polkinghorne
Publisher: London : SPCK ; Minneapolis, Minn. : Fortress Press, 1998.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J C Polkinghorne
ISBN: 0281051763 9780281051762 0800631536 9780800631536
OCLC Number: 40117376
Description: vi, 144 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Area of Interaction --
Some Historical Incidents --
The Nature of Science --
The Nature of Theology --
Varieties of Interaction --
Models, Metaphors and Symbols --
The Scientific Picture of the World --
Quantum Theory --
Cosmology --
Chaos and Complexity Theory --
Time --
Humanity --
Reductionism and Holism --
Consciousness --
The Self and the Soul --
The Fall --
Theism --
The Nature of God --
Natural Theology --
A Theology of Nature --
Creation --
A Wider Humane Reality --
Intimations of Hope --
Divine Action --
Single Action --
Primary Causality --
Process Thought --
Analogies with Human Agency --
An Open Universe --
Divine Temporality --
Miracle --
Theodicy --
Christian Theology --
Revelation --
Jesus Christ: Resurrection --
Christology --
The Trinity --
Eschatology --
Assimilation and Consonance --
The World Faiths --
The Sacred --
Dissonance --
Responses --
Science as a Meeting Point --
The Search for Knowledge and Wisdom --
The Two Disciplines --
Ethical Issues.
Other Titles: Science & theology
Responsibility: John Polkinghorne.

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"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.

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