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Living With Hope: A Scientist Looks At Advent, Christmas And Epiphany
John Polkinghorne's scientific and theological backgrounds make for a unique perspective on the themes of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. This book explores themes such as the end of the world, individual destiny, unseen realities, Heaven, Hell and suffering
Published August 22nd 2003 by SPCK Publishing
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Another Advent-Christmas-Epiphany devotional I "cheated" on and finished early... Polkinghorne is not only an Anglican priest but also a former theoretical physicist, so he brings some fascinating insights to bear on the Scriptures and liturgical themes of these seasons. I was especially struck by the way he incorporates the reality of entropy into his spirituality, as well as his belief that, in faith as in science, we believe in "things unseen" because they simply make life and the world make ...more
John Charlton Polkinghorne is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer and Anglican priest. A prominent and leading voice explaining the relationship between science and religion, he was professor of Mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an ordained Anglican priest in 1982. He served as th ...more