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Faith, Science, and Understanding


SPCK 2000

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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 divine self-limitation in creation, which leads to an important reappraisal, and 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.

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Key Features

  • Explores the interaction of science and theology
  • Examines the relationship between an active God and what science says about the processes of the universe
  • Discusses the contemporary contributors to the discussion


  • Issues
    • Theology in University
    • Motivations for Belief
    • The Role of Revelation
    • Design in Biology?
    • Second Thoughts
  • Divine Agency
    • God in Relation to Nature: Kenotic Creation and Divine Action
    • Natural Science, Temporality and Divine Action
  • Significant Thinkers
    • Contemporaries

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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.

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