Questions of Truth: Fifty-One Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief

Questions of Truth Fifty One Responses to Questions about God Science and Belief How did the universe begin Can God s existence be proven Do humans matter than animals For many years people have sent the scientist turned priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about sci

  • Title: Questions of Truth: Fifty-One Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief
  • Author: John C. Polkinghorne Nicholas Beale
  • ISBN: 9780664233518
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • How did the universe begin Can God s existence be proven Do humans matter 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 frequentlyHow did the universe begin Can God s existence be proven Do humans matter 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.

    One thought on “Questions of Truth: Fifty-One Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief”

    1. Some of their short answers to large questions were enlightening. Others not so much. The lengthy appendices presumed a higher level of working knowledge of science and philosophy than their 51 questions and answers.

    2. Another good read from John Polkinghorne. This isn't a typical book but rather a collection of brief articles explaining Polkinghorne's thought on 51 different topics relating to faith and science. As such, the book is a bit tough to rate. Some of the answers are right on; others, not so much.Polkinghorne is a scientist and theologian but it's obvious his primary training is as a scientist. There are a few key points where I completely disagree with his theology (He's an adamant open theist and [...]

    3. The authors clearly believe that the earth evolved over millions of years. They think that man evolved over that period of time as well. Adam was supposedly the first man to evolve with a spirit, not created from the earth like the Bible says. By embreacing the 'Old World Theory', it clearly screws up their theology. They believe that the first 11 Chapters of Genesis should not be taken literally and should be embraced as hyperbole.I made it through the book and even looked at the Appendix but r [...]

    4. John Polkinghorne is a highly respected physicist and an Anglican priest. He and his partner Nicholas Beale present the case, through answers to questions from people who read their blog, for the existence of God and for reconciling science with faith. These are not fundamentalists, they don't read the bible literally and the science is great. They admit that God's existence can be neither proved nor disproved. Very thoughtful and generous even towards those who ridicule religious belief. The wr [...]

    5. If I had not read any Polkinghorne this might be a 4-star for me. But most of the material was a superficial rehash of other work. Fifty-one responses to questions where some you could write entire books on makes it almost impossible to deal with in a few pages each. If it were not for the appendices which dove a little deeper on a few topics this would get a two-star rating.

    6. Phenomenal book! The answers to the questions are concise, but full of enough detail to sufficiently answer them. The addition of the appendix supplies a more complex and complete look at several subjects within the book. Overall, it is a worthwhile read - full of beneficial responses to tough questions you have or will ask at some point in your life.

    7. I would probably need to read this book again to form any educated opinion on it, but it was very thought-provoking for me.

    8. Réponses pour chrétien ayant de la difficulté à accepter la science. C'est écrits sous forme de questions et réponses. Simple à lire et agréable.

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