Quantum Leap Paperback
How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion
by Dean Nelson; Karl W. Giberson;
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Quantum Leap is a reader-friendly and at times humorous book that thoroughly engages the reader into the story of how John Polkinghorne found God in Science and religion.
Dr. John Polkinghorne established himself as one of Britain's finest particle physicists with his role in producing the theory of the smallest existing particle: the quark. After 25 years of respected scientific research - including a post as professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University - Dr. Polkinghorne decided to resign and become an Anglican priest and theologian.
It is therefore Polkinghorne's deep roots in the practice of science that makes Dean Nelson's book so interesting. "Quantum Leap" is not only a biography of a fascinating man, but also explores the view of God from a Scientist's perspective. Some of the most intriguing questions are explored from this scientific point of view, including "Why do we pray?" and "What is the purpose of the Universe?"
Contents of Quantum Leap:
1. Intellectual Suicide
2. Room for Reality
3. Droplets of Grace
4. Regime Change
5. Here and There
6. Law and Order
7. Life After Life
8. In Particular
9. Conclusion: Icon
Quantum Leap by Dean Nelson; Karl W. Giberson was published by Lion Hudson in May 2011 and is our 16081st best seller. The ISBN for Quantum Leap is 9781854249722.
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Quantum LeapPaul Scott, via The Good Book Stall
John Polkinghorne’s story - the eminent scientist, Fellow of the Royal Society, who became a parish priest - may be viewed as either a disaster or a triumph depending on your point of view. This account by Nelson and Giberson is obviously from the latter stable, and therefore sympathetically upholds Polkinghorne’s choice. Their book uses his life as a vehicle for offering a simple digest of his theology, yet one that could not fail to affirm quantum physics as its perfect training ground.
Therefore both Polkinghorne’s own near brush with death, and the deeply moving way he nursed his dear wife Ruth through her final days, allow us insights into his appreciation of suffering and resurrection. Other experiences touch on subjects such as the sometimes perplexing issue of intercessory prayer, or the Eucharist, or the miracles. All show a certain pragmatism coupled with a deeply thought through faith. Never does he forsake his science, indeed he calls the idea that scientists are sceptical and doubt everything absurd. Nelson and Giberson have produced a very readable book that is true to the man. It can be thoroughly recommended.
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|Page last updated||12th August 2016|
|Author / Artist||Dean Nelson; Karl W. Giberson|
|Publisher||Lion Hudson (May 2011)|
|Number of Pages||194|