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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Templeton Press (October 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599473151
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599473154
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John C. Polkinghorne is an Anglican priest, a fellow of the Royal Academy past president of Queens’ College, Cambridge University, and former professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge. Polkinghorne resigned his chair in physics to study for the Anglican priesthood. After completing his theological studies and serving at parishes, he returned to Cambridge. In 1997, Dr. Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for distinguished service to science, religion, learning, and medical
ethics. He was the recipient of the 2002 Templeton Prize. He lives in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Thomas Jay Oord is professor of theology and philosophy at Northwest Thomas Jay Oord, PhD, is an ordained minister and professor of theology and philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. In addition to books published by Templeton Press, Dr. Oord has written and edited a dozen books, including Defining Love: A Philosophical, Scientific, and Theological Engagement (Brazos Press) and The Nature of Love: A Theology (Chalice Press). He and his wife, Cheryl, have three daughters.


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By emcoa on May 22, 2014
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good selections and organization. really enjoying reading this. very manageable, and this coming from a non-sceince background. does a good job of breaking the science down.
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Polkinghorne is both an Anglican priest Theologian and a mathematical Physicist. He is probably the most widely read participant in the science/religion dialogue. The present work, which summarizes his earlier books, demonstrates how one can be a firmly believing Christian and a scientist at the same time. A highly recomended book by myself another firmly believing scientist. See my website [[...]]
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