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Science and Providence: God's Interaction with the World

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Internationally renowned priest-scientist Dr. John C. Polkinghorne examines whether a personal, interacting God is a credible concept in today's scientific age. Encouraging the belief that there is a compatibility between the insights of science and the insights of religion, this book, previously published in the United Kingdom, focuses on the viewpoint that the world is o ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Templeton Press
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After reading lately some of the great works of Plato and Aristotle, this has been SO REFRESHING! Polkinghorne is by far one of the most brilliant theologians of our time. Though this book is short (112 pages), it took me months to finish as I read, put it down, and reread sections. I believe every thinking Christian will want to read this - where else will you find a fresh perspective on prayer, miracle, providence, evil, time, hope, sacraments, incarnation in a single book, other than the Bibl ...more
Polkinghorne is that rare figure who has successfully bridged the worlds of Christianity and science. He's an Anglican priest; past president of Queens' College, Cambridge University; and a former professor of mathematical physics. He's most known for his writings on the relationship and compatibility between Christianity and science, and he even won the Templeton Prize in 2002.

I found his book surprisingly easy to read. Given Polkinghorne's mastery of the subjects, he's able to pack a lot of s
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