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Quarks, Chaos & Christianity

Quarks, Chaos & Christianity

Questions to Science and Religion

  • Author: J. C. Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
  • ISBN: 9780824524067
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 126
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Polkinghorne discusses belief in God, chaos, evolution, miracles, and prayer, and gives an answer to the question: Can a scientist believe?

Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity

Quarks, Chaos, and Christianity

Questions to Science and Religion

  • Author: John Polkinghorne
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780281057665
  • Category: Religion and science
  • Page: 100
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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 distils that insight and experience into a clear, lively and frank set of answers to these fundamental issues.

Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap

How John Polkinghorne found God in science and religion

  • Author: Dean Nelson,Karl Giberson
  • Publisher: Monarch Books
  • ISBN: 185424972X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Quantum Leap uses key events in the life of Polkinghorne to introduce the central ideas that make science and religion such a fascinating field of investigation. Sir John Polkinghorne is a British particle physicist who, after 25 years of research and discovery in academia, resigned his post to become an Anglican priest and theologian. He was a professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, and was elected to the Royal Society in 1974. As a physicist he participated in the research that led to the discovery of the quark, the smallest known particle. This cheerful biography-cum-appraisal of his life and work uses Polkinghorne's story to approach some of the most important questions: a scientist's view of God; why we pray, and what we expect; does the universe have a point?; moral and scientific laws; what happens next?

Creation and Chaos Talk

Creation and Chaos Talk

Charting a Way Forward

  • Author: Eric M. Vail
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630874175
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 286
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Talk about chaos is pervasive. Biblical scholars, theologians, and scientists have been using the word chaos for some time, occasionally mingling ideas across disciplines around the shared word. Quite often, discussions of chaos center on the issues of creation's origin and nature, as well as on God's creative methods and relationship to creation. Eric M. Vail investigates the current uses of the word chaos in those areas. A new way of articulating creation out of nothing is offered as both helpful and appropriate in our current milieu. He suggests where we ought to focus our use of the word chaos in Christian discourse and argues that chaos is more fitting for naming where creation has gone awry rather than for naming that state out of which creation comes to be.

Evidence of God

Evidence of God

A Scientific Case for God

  • Author: Nick Hawkes
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 163087535X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 186
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Endorsements: "Nick Hawkes has written a book on science and Christian faith that is attractive, intelligent, and accessible to general readers. It shows clearly that Christian faith and science are not opposed to each other but in need of each other. This book will be of great interest not only to committed Christians seeking to see how their biblical faith relates to contemporary science, but also to all those searching for an authentic Christian spirituality for the twenty-first century." -Denis Edwards Flinders University "Nick Hawkes looks at arguments for and against the existence for God and comes to the conclusion that faith can no more dispense with science than science can dispense with God. Both complete one another. He knows the terrain well and is able to explain complex ideas in ordinary language. Dr. Hawkes concludes by saying that Christian theology, rather than undermining science, actually provides science with a solid ground of meaning on which to stand." -Mark Worthing Tabor College, Adelaide. "This book should have a prominent position on the shelves of pastors, church leaders, teachers, and anyone who is interested in proclaiming Christianity in our secular society. Dr. Hawkes uses modern science to put forward a reasoned defense of orthodox Christianity." -Ken Smith The University of Queensland Author Biography: Nick Hawkes has two degrees in science and two in theology. He is the author of a number of books including the BASICS discipling series and A Summary of the Bible. He was a research scientist for twelve years before training as a pastor and leading a number of vibrant churches.

Outgrowing Church

Outgrowing Church

  • Author: John Killinger
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621897273
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 140
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Why are so many people drifting away from today's churches? John Killinger suggests that part of the problem is that they have personally outpaced the thinking and understanding of the church, so that they no longer find it adequate as a social structure for the celebration of their faith. In their attempts to find Jesus and his teachings relevant within the new culture, they strike out on their own or adhere to para-Christian organizations that retain an allegiance to Jesus without the baggage of the traditional institution. Killinger, a former big-steeple minister and theologian, describes how he himself has been forced essentially to abandon the church in order to remain faithful to the beliefs and ideals that first drew him into it.

Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams

Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams

An Introduction to Five Christian Views on Life after Death

  • Author: Silas N. Langley
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630877859
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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What has Star Trek to do with eternal life? It provides the perfect metaphor for understanding the main Christian views concerning what happens to us when we die. In this book, Silas Langley uses the Star Trek transporter beam to explain five main Christian views about life after death. Each of us lives with some personal answer to the universal question of what comes after death. Even among Christians, views differ as to what exactly happens when we die. Meanwhile, the modern secular world increasingly challenges the possibility of life after death. How can we live again after we die if much of science and philosophy suggests that all that we are dies with our bodies? This book shows how each of these views responds to these challenges. Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams sorts out these disagreements and their biblical grounding. These differences matter, since they bear on who we are and how we are to live our lives. Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of their own beliefs on this topic, and with tools to enter into dialogue with people whose beliefs differ.

Questions of Truth

Questions of Truth

Fifty-one Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief

  • Author: John Polkinghorne,Nicholas Beale
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9781611640038
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 201
  • View: 5339
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How 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.

Einstein's God

Einstein's God

Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit

  • Author: Krista Tippett
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101195833
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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A New York Times bestseller "An exhilirating exploration of the meaning of it all." --Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God Drawn from Krista Tippett's Peabody Award-winning public radio program, the conversations in this profoundly illuminating book reach for a place too rarely explored in our ongoing exchange of ideas--the nexus of science and spirituality. In fascinating interviews with such luminaries as Freeman Dyson, Janna Levin, Parker Palmer, and John Polkinghorne, Krista Tippett draws out the connections between the two realms, showing how even those most wedded to hard truths find spiritual enlightenment in the life of experiment and, in turn, raise questions that are richly, theologically evocative. Whether she is speaking with celebrated surgeon and author Sherwin Nuland about the biology of the human spirit or questioning Drawin biographer James Moore about his subject's religious beliefs, Tippett offers a rare look at the way our best minds grapple with the questions for which we all seek answers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Science and Religion: Fifty Years After Vatican II

Science and Religion: Fifty Years After Vatican II

A Time of Peace and Reconciliation

  • Author: Kenan B. Osborne,Ki Wook Min
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630872873
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 198
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In the past one hundred years, two major realities have changed both science and religion. The world of science has been enriched by quantum physics, the computation of the age of the universe, archaeological data in the Middle East, and a scientific stress on historical writing. The world of religion has been enriched by the establishment of the World Council of Churches and the Second Vatican Council. In the past fifty years, major scientists and major religious leaders have met together again and again. In the past fifty years, religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have held a number of thought-provoking conferences. In this volume, these gatherings are reviewed and evaluated. Two major religious problems have challenged the science-religion discussions, namely, which God should the scientists agree on, the Trinitarian God, Allah, or Yahweh? Which history of the universe sponsored by these three religions should scientists be looking for? This volume raises questions and suggests some preliminary forms of serious discussion.