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John Polkinghorne Science and Theology Collection Upgrade (2 vols.)

by Polkinghorne, John

SPCK 1996–2000

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Overview

In this two-volume collection, one of the most highly regarded scientist-theologians of our time, John Polkinghorne, explores the interactions between science and religion. Core theological and scientific beliefs are discussed in tandem—such as believing in a God active within creation alongside a scientific understanding of the processes of the universe. Further evaluation of the relationship between theological and scientific beliefs occurs from the standpoint of Polkinghorne and his peers. The author also assesses the works of major contemporary contributors to the discussion: Wolfhart Pannenberg, Thomas Torrance, and Paul Davies.

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Key Features

  • A Unique perspective on the relationship of science and theology
  • Multiple approaches to answering the same theological questions
  • Comparisons of the work of several major contemporary theologians and scientists

Individual Titles

Scientists as Theologians: An Introduction

  • Author: John Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 112

Ian Barbour, Arthur Peacocke, and John Polkinghorne are major contributors to the current interaction between science and religion. Though they began as scientists, all three have produced important work by crossing into the field of theology. But as their thinking has developed, differences between them have emerged. Distinctive approaches to questions such as the significance of Jesus, the Bible, and the relationship between modern scientific knowledge and traditional theology have revealed variety in their approaches to the subject. In Scientists as Theologians: An Introduction, Polkinghorne gives his survey of the debate. He outlines where these thinkers disagree, why they differ, and draws conclusions about possible future directions. His account is an accessible introduction to the field of science and religion and an assessment of what is at stake.

Faith, Science, and Understanding

  • Author: John Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 128

In Faith, Science, and Understanding, one of the most highly regarded scientist-theologians of our time explores the interaction of science and theology. John Polkinghorne discusses the role of revelation in religion as a legitimate record of experience and not the communication of unchallengeable propositions. He discusses how to reconcile theology’s belief in a God who is active in creation with what science says about the processes of the universe. The author examines two related concepts in depth: the first is divine self-limitation in creation, which leads to an important reappraisal, and the other is the nature of time and God’s involvement with it, an issue that Polkinghorne shows can closely link recent developments in science and theology. In the final section of the book, the author provides a brief overview of the science and theology debate and assesses the work of major contemporary contributors to the discussion: Wolfhart Pannenberg, Thomas Torrance, and Paul Davies.

Product Details

  • Title: John Polkinghorne Science and Theology Collection Upgrade
  • Author: John Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 240

About John Polkinghorne

John Polkinghorne is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest. He was professor of mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood. He also served as the president of Queen’s College, Cambridge. Polkinghorne is the author of five books on physics and 26 on the relationship between science and religion. His publications include: The Quantum World, Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship, Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion, and Questions of Truth.