Faith Of A Physicist Paperback
Reflections of a Bottom-up Thinker
by John Polkinghorne;
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Faith Of A Physicist
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"Throughout, my aim will be to seek an understanding based on a careful assessment of phenomena as the guide to reality. Just as I cannot regard science as merely an instrumentally successful manner of speaking which serves to get things done, so I cannot regard theology as merely concerned with a collection of stories which motivate an attitude to life. It must have its anchorage in the way things actually are, and the way they happen. . . . A bottom-up thinker is bound to ask, What makes you think this story is a verisimilitudinous account of Reality? The anchorage of Christianity in history is to be welcomed, despite its hazards. For me, the Bible is neither an inerrant account of propositional truth nor a compendium of timeless symbols, but a historically conditioned account of certain significant encounters and experiences. Read in that way, I believe it can provide the basis for a Christian belief with is certainly revised in the light of our twentieth-century insights but which is recognizably contained within an envelope of understanding in continuity with the developing doctrine of the Church throughout the centuries."
from the introduction
Faith Of A Physicist by John Polkinghorne was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in February 1996 and is our 48572nd best seller. The ISBN for Faith Of A Physicist is 9780800629700.
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|Author / Artist||John Polkinghorne|
|Publisher||Augsburg Fortress Publishers (February 1996)|
|Number of Pages||211|
|Page last updated||26th September 2017|