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The Way the World Is: The Christian Perspective of a Scientist
Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Paperback
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An intriguing exploration of how science and religion address the same reality. Drawing from his experiences as a physicist and theologian, Polkinghorne summarizes three worldviews---scientific, personal, and religious---and draws convincing parallels between observational science and the study of evidence from the New Testament. A thoughtful, thorough analysis. Includes glossary. 130 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.
In this brief and highly accessible book for general readers, distinguished physicist-turned-theologian John Polkinghorne presents a reasoned account of the Christian view of the world as seen by the one of the world's leading interpreters of the interface between science and religion. Drawing from his experiences as a scientist and a theologian, Polkinghorne argues that Christianity presents a credible and compelling worldview that can be taken seriously even while fully understanding the importance of science.
John Polkinghorneis one of the world's leading experts on Science and Religion. A world-class physics Professor at Cambridge who became a priest, Founding President of the ISSR and winner of the Templeton Prize, Polkinghorne's publications include Exploring Reality, Quantum Physics and Theology, Quarks, Chaos and Christianity, Science and the Trinity, Living with Hope, and Belief in God in an Age of Science.
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