God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne (Ashgate Science and Religion Series)

God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne (Ashgate Science and Religion Series)

By: Revd. Dr. Fraser Watts (author), Dr. Christopher C. Knight (editor), Professor Roger Trigg (series_editor), Professor Ted Peters (series_editor), Professor J. Wentzel Van Huyssteen (series_editor)Paperback

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This book presents a celebration, survey and critique of the theological work of arguably the most important and most widely-read contributor to the modern dialogue between science and theology: John Polkinghorne. Including a major survey by Polkinghorne himself of his life's work in theology, this book draws together contributors from among the most important voices in the science-theology dialogue today to focus on key aspects of Polkinghorne's work, with Polkinghorne providing responses. Anybody exploring contemporary aspects of the science-religion debate will find this book invaluable.

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About Author

Fraser Watts is Starbridge Reader in Science and Religion, University of Cambridge, author and editor of numerous books on the science-religion dialogue; Christopher C.Knight is Executive Secretary of the International Society for Science and Religion, author of two books on the science-religion dialogue.

Contents

Contents: Preface; Reflections of a bottom-up thinker, John Polkinghorne; Polkinghorne on three scientist-theologians, Ian G. Barbour; Is informational causality primary causality? A study of an aspect of John Polkinghorne's account of divine action, Terry J. Wright; Polkinghorne on mathematics and chaos theory, Nicholas Saunders; Queen physics: how much of the globe is painted red?, Nancy Cartwright and Eric Martin; God and time: a new flowing-time interpretation of special relativity and its importance for theology, Robert John Russell; Cosmic if-statements, Daniel W. Darg; Bishop Berkeley's castle: John Polkinghorne on the soul, Keith Ward; Theology and scientific cosmology, Fraser Watts; Christian hope in dialogue with natural science: John Polkinghorne's incorporation of bottom-up thinking into eschatology, Junghyung Kim; Subtle and supple: John Polkinghornea (TM)s engagement with reality, Pat Bennett; On revising natural theology: John Polkinghorne and the false modesty of liberal theology, Russell Re Manning; John Polkinghorne's kenotic theory of creation and its implications for a theory of human creativity, James M. Walkins; Science-and-theology from the standpoint of divine kenosis, Philip Clayton; Processes of discovery in science and theology: bottom-up approach, critical realism, and interdisciplinary inspiration, Michael Welker; Some responses, John Polkinghorne; A selected bibliography of works on the science-theology dialogue; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/08/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781409445708
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781409445708
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 1409445704

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