2 edition of Faith of a physicist. found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 68 p. :|
|Number of Pages||79|
nodata File Size: 9MB.
All things are possible for one who believes. Just finished this book for an upcoming course on cosmology and Christology. Polkinghorne has helped me think more clearly about the scientific endeavor and the pursuit of faith. The classic understanding of eternity as timelessness is not good enough for him, whether applied to divine knowledge or to eschatology. It is the field of science that explores to discover what the universe is made of by examining the smallest particles known.
For example, he distinguishes his position from the deism implied in the proposals of Stephen Hawking and faith of a physicist. physicists regarding the onset of the Big Bang with its possible edge of time at the beginning, the implication of which is that creation is presumed to be limited to a single act at the beginning. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Is it possible to think like a scientist and yet have the faith of a Christian? Please visit our to learn how you can invest in our work by or. As a work of apologetics, Polkinghorne's book is a tour de force.
Can we find "rumors" of God in modern physics and astronomy? The strength of Polkinghorne is his confidence that the Christian faith, when subjected to the same rational scrutiny that science exacts upon its data and theories, exhibits an honest pursuit of truth accompanied by a confidence in its rational motivation.
Almost all of what we know about Jesus is contained in the writings of the New Testament. I think John is a great ambassador for Christ-- a respected physicist and a devoted Christian.
Polkinghorne's active God is omnipotent, but is by no means a tyrant. " The Faith of a Physicist,based on the prestigious 1993 Gifford Lectures, delivers a powerful message to scientists and theologians, theists and atheists alike.
4 The standard model in physics describes elementary particles, the smallest building block of matter.
Therefore, the eternity of the divine life must include a temporal component.
The only thing that exists within this subatomic void are vibrating waves of energy.