The God of Hope and the End of the World
The God of Hope and the End of the World   -     By: John Polkinghorne
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Do we live in a world that makes sense, not just now but forever? If the universe is going to end in collapse or decay, can it really be a divine creation? Is there a credible hope of a destiny beyond death? In this engaging book, a leading scientist-theologian draws on ideas from science, scripture, and theology to address these and other important questions.

Winner of the 2002 Templeton Prize!

"There are thinkers whose achievement lies in opening new vistas. There are thinkers whose achievement lies in showing us the true value of what has gone before. With contributions in physics and Christian theology, Polkinghorne succeeds in both," ---Christianity Today.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Yale University Press
Dimensions: 7.8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0300098553
ISBN-13: 9780300098556

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Do we live in a world that makes sense, not just now, but totally and forever? If, as scientists now predict, the universe is going to end in collapse or decay, can it really be a divine creation? Is there a credible hope of a destiny beyond death? In this engaging and intellectually scrupulous book, a leading scientist-theologian draws on ideas from science, scripture, and theology to address these important questions. John Polkinghorne carefully builds a structure of the hope of the life to come that involves both continuity and discontinuity with life in this world—enough continuity so that it is we ourselves who shall live again in that future world and enough discontinuity to ensure that the second story is not just a repetition of the first.

Polkinghorne develops his argument in three sections. In the first, he considers the role of contemporary scientific insights and cultural expectations. In the second, he gives a careful account of the various testimonies of hope to be found in the Bible and assesses the credibility of belief in Jesus’ resurrection. In the final section he critically analyzes and defends the Christian hope of the life of the new creation.

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