Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible

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Baker Books, Jul 1, 2011 - Religion - 128 pages
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Scientist and theologian John Polkinghorne is one of the world's leading authorities on issues of science and faith. In this compelling work, he provides a fresh, honest look at key themes of the Bible from an analytical and rational perspective, offering a series of insights that have helped him in his own engagement with the Bible. Polkinghorne tackles the questions a modern Western thinker might bring to the Bible, including issues of Scripture and authority, contradiction and ambiguity, and the creation and fall. He also addresses theological challenges of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the writings of Paul. "I have written this little book in the hope that it will be helpful to those who are seeking a careful and thoughtful engagement with the Bible in their quest for a truthful understanding of the ways of God and the nature of spiritual reality," writes Polkinghorne. His nuanced approach will be appreciated by any reader with an open and inquiring mind who is interested in the intersection between science and Scripture.
  

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Review: Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible

User Review  - Cory - Goodreads

Absolute Junk. The author tries to discredit the word of God with nothing but his weakness of inability to understand miracles and the sovereignty of God. If Science discredits an event as not ... Read full review

Review: Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

No one can say Polkinghorne's analysis here is not interesting even if I suspect he will not be sitting around the fire with ICBI (International Council on Biblical Inerrancy) folks sipping brandy and smoking cigars. This was a thought-provoking read, though short and only skiming the surface. Read full review

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John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS, is internationally known as both a physicist and a priest. He served as president of Queens' College, University of Cambridge, prior to his retirement. He is founding president of the International Society for Science and Religion, a member of England's Royal Society, and the bestselling author of more than thirty books. He was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2002.

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