This is a great book, written relatively non-technically, for those interested in the related subjects of science and theology.
This crowd is generally open to revisions of traditional themes, and modifying religious content to conform to current scientific ideas poses little problem for them.
Although I strongly disagree with much of the author's theology, the book is nonetheless worth reading - it makes many good points, and is thought-provoking.
These kinds of books aren't going to change anyone's mind about God or religion, but for the believer, his insights are faith promoting.Published 5 months ago by Avis D. Hedin
Polkinghorne does an excellent job of explaining complex theories of Physics, such as Quantum Mechanics and Chaos Theory, in a way that a non-scientist can understand. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bob's reviews
I'm on my third time reading through this book. It's written by an astrophysicist turned Anglican pastor, so it has an interesting view of some challenging topics, such as "Fact... Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by David
I like the concepts and arguments shared by Polkinghorne, an eminently qualified author on the relationship of faith and science; however, I found the book uninspiring. Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by C. Stephans
The author is at his best when presenting complex scientific notions to the uninitiated, and when dispelling common misapprehensions on how science and religion proceed in their... Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Romanus
The language and metaphors are simple, perhaps a little too so for some readers, but Polkinghorne covers most of the arguments against religion from science and outlines his view... Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by Mark Lee
Polkinghorne is usually a puzzling read for me. One admires his expertise in the exotic field of particle physics, and also his zeal in postulating a compatibility between physical... Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by J. Storey
Exploring the world of Christian apologetics is like shopping at Wal-Mart. There is a huge variety of products to choose from, but many of them are of dubious quality. Read morePublished on October 30, 2009 by Free Thinker
The first chapter starts out simple enough - gives a brief explanation of what science is, what religion is (in his opinion), and how they relate and differ. Read more