Quantum Leap

How John Polkinghorne found God in science and religion


ISBN: 9780857211286 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780857211286

Publication date: August 10, 2011

Format: Ebook

Extent: 192 pages

Imprint: Monarch Books


Quantum Leap uses key events in the life of Polkinghorne to introduce the central ideas that make science and religion such a fascinating field of investigation. Sir John Polkinghorne is a British particle physicist who, after 25 years of research and discovery in academia, resigned his post to become an Anglican priest and theologian. He was a professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, and was elected to the Royal Society in 1974. As a physicist he participated in the research that led to the discovery of the quark, the smallest known particle. This cheerful biography-cum-appraisal of his life and work uses Polkinghorne’s story to approach some of the most important questions: a scientist’s view of God; why we pray, and what we expect; does the universe have a point?; moral and scientific laws; what happens next?

Meet the author: Prof Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson is an award-winning journalist who writes for the New York Times as well as Sojourners and Christianity Today. He is author of 14 books.

Meet the author: Prof Karl Giberson

Karl Giberson, a physicist, is the director of the Forum on Faith and Science at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, and author of ‘Saving Darwin’.

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