Questions of Truth
Fifty-one Responses to Questions About God, Science and Belief
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Questions of Truth by John Polkinghorne
Book DescriptionHow did the universe begin? Can God's existence be proven? Do humans matter more than animals? For many years people have sent the scientist-turned-priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about science and belief. In question-and-answer format, Polkinghorne and his collaborator Nicholas Beale offer their highly informed opinions about some of the most frequently asked of these questions. Readers can follow their own paths through the book, selecting questions that interest them and looking at the additional material if they choose. This unique book will help Christians clarify their beliefs regarding difficult issues and better face challenges--from within and from others--to their faith.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664233518
(216mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 19-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Polkinghorne
On Space and Time, Paperback (March 2012)
Gets to the heart of science by asking a fundamental question: what is the true nature of space and time?
Science and Religion in Quest of Truth, Paperback (July 2011)
The distillation and summation of a lifetime's research by 'Britain's leading scientist-theologian' (Keith Ward). The book draws together all the key insights and arguments from his previous books and presents them in a clear, concise and readable format for the general reader.
Meaning in Mathematics, Hardback (May 2011)
Is mathematics invented or discovered? Why does this seemingly abstract discipline provide the key to unlocking the deep secrets of the physical universe? Famous mathematicians, mathematical physicists and philosophers of mathematics try to answer these questions in a series of accessible chapters that shed light on what mathematics really means.
Encountering Scripture, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by John Polkinghorne
A fresh look at the Bible from the analytical and rational perspective of a scientist. The nuanced, rational and honest approach will be appreciated by any reader with an open and enquiring mind.
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Author Biography - John Polkinghorne
John Polkinghorneis one of the world's leading experts on Science and Religion. A world-class physics Professor at Cambridge who became a priest, Founding President of the ISSR and winner of the Templeton Prize, Polkinghorne's publications include Exploring Reality, Quantum Physics and Theology, Quarks, Chaos and Christianity, Science and the Trinity, Living with Hope, and Belief in God in an Age of Science. Nicholas Beale is a strategist and social philosopher and a longtime collaborator of John Polkinghorne. He is author of Constructive Engagementand coauthor, with Colin Howson, of Sense and Nonsense about God and Science.
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