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Science and Christian Belief: Theological Reflections of a Bottom-up Thinker
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Science and Christian Belief: Theological Reflections of a Bottom-up Thinker


SPCK 1994

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John Polkinghorne has become widely known for his elegant and well-informed contributions to our understanding of the relationship between scientific thought and religious faith. Science and Christian Belief is his most important book to date. It is the first attempt to apply scientific habits of thought to the core of Christian belief, to examine in turn the central tenets of the creeds in light of a thoroughly modern worldview. The result is a fascinating and intellectually compelling new presentation of orthodox Christianity—but then, as Polkinghorne writes in his Introduction, “a scientist would expect a fundamental theory to be tough, surprising, and exciting.”

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Key Features

  • Speaks of God and creation in the light of contemporary understanding
  • Discusses how science can benefit faith, rather than water it down
  • Encourages readers to be “sincere lovers of and earnest inquirers after truth”


  • Humanity
  • Knowledge
  • Divinity
  • Creation
  • Jesus
  • Crucifixion and Resurrection
  • Son of God
  • The Spirit and the Church
  • Eschatology
  • Alternatives

Product Details

  • Title: Science and Christian Belief: Theological Reflections of a Bottom-up Thinker
  • Author: John Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 224

About John Polkinghorne

John Polkinghorne is past president and now fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. Former professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, he is a priest and canon theologian of Liverpool Cathedral. He won the Templeton Prize for Science and Religion in 2002. His books have been translated into 18 languages so far.