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Peter E. Hodgson
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Theology and Modern Physics

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The new discoveries in physics during the 20th century have stimulated intense debate about their relevance to age-old theological questions. Views range from those holding that modern physics provides a surer road to God than traditional religions, to those who say that physics and theology are incommensurable and so do not relate. At the very least, physics has stimulate ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published April 12th 2006 by Ashgate Publishing (first published January 1st 2005)
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Del Herman
Nov 02, 2016 Del Herman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We constantly hear leading physicists, men such as Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, declare that God, theology, and religion are worthless given the wealth of knowledge and enlightenment opened by modern science. Is this true though? Not at all, argues Oxford physicist and devout Roman Catholic Peter Hodgson. In fact, it is quite the other way around. The Judeo-Christian worldview, in which there is an intelligible reality created by God, a world that is contingent and there ...more
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Jan 20, 2017 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A thoroughly excellent discussion of the relationship between Modern Physics and Christian theology. I appreciated the discussion of the many advances achieved during 'The Muslim Centuries' and why this burgeoning science came to a stuttering halt.
The chapters on Quantum Physics were particularly insightful.
Hodgson does not shy away from equations, which quite probably restricts the likely readership, but I was glad to see them - they were helpful throughout.
Overall a wonderfully serious take on
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