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Quarks, Chaos and Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion, 2nd ed.

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Is science fact and religion just opinion? Is there the mind of a creator behind the universe? Can a scientist pray?

John Polkinghorne has spent many years considering and writing about such questions, and now distills that insight and experience into a clear, lively and frank set of answers to these fundamental issues.

This new edition has been fully revised in the light of recent developments in scientific research, and provides a valuable entry point into this fascinating area and to the thought of this key thinker and theologian.

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  • Addresses issues in science and religion
  • Explores natural theology along with several different points of interaction between religion and science
  • Discusses how religion and science can in fact benefit each other
  • Fact or Opinion?
  • Is There Anyone There?
  • What’s Been Going On?
  • Who Are We?
  • Can a Scientist Pray?
  • What About Miracles?
  • How Will It End?
  • Can a Scientist Believe?

Top Highlights

“ is because creation isn’t concerned with how things began, but with what’s happening” (Page 36)

“Paul Dirac was able to discover something called quantum field theory, which explained how light could give a wave-like answer if you asked a wave-like question, or a particle-like answer if you asked a particle-like question.” (Page 15)

“We believe that the Creator has been a fellow participant in the world’s suffering, that God knows it from the inside and does not just sympathize with it from the outside. This is one of the meanings of the cross of Christ.” (Page 46)

“Fourth, because the creation is not itself divine, we can prod it and investigate it without impiety” (Page 17)

“Two mistakes lead to the false conclusion that science and religion involve the encounter of fact with mere opinion. One is a mistake about science. The other is a mistake about religion. Let’s take science first.” (Page 2)

  • Title: Quarks, Chaos and Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion
  • Author: John Polkinghorne
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 98

Rev Dr. John Polkinghorne (1930-2021) was a distinguished physicist who spent recent decades studying and writing about the relationship between science and faith. His physics career began at Cambridge where he studied under the legendary quantum pioneer P.A.M. Dirac and others, and he worked for 25 years in the field of theoretical elementary particle physics as a professor at Cambridge. He resigned his professorship in 1979 and became an Anglican priest, and since then has become a leading spokesman for the faith among serious scientists. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, and was appointed KBE (Knight Commander of the order of the British Empire) in 1997.


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