September 23, 2018

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Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2b) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2b) — Comparative Heuristics We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the second part of Chapter 2- Comparative Heuristics. As we said last time, John believes that similarities will emerge in […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 2a) — Comparative Heuristics We are reviewing the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Today we will look at the first part of Chapter 2- Comparative Heuristics.  One of the lessons that quantum science teaches us about physical reality […]

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship by John Polkinghorne- Part 1

Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship By John Polkinghorne (Part 1) I’m going to review the book, “Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship” by John Polkinghorne.  Polkinghorne 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 […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 10- Profundity

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible– by John Polkinghorne Chapter 10- Profundity In this last chapter Polkinghorne desires to look at three New Testament passages he feels are of great profundity.  He wants to explore their depth by looking at them from the viewpoint of a scientist who, as he says, “wishes to locate […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 9- Other New Testament Writings

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible– by John Polkinghorne Chapter 9- Other New Testament Writings Polkinghorne notes there are ten other books in the New Testament, but he is only going to highlight a few of them.  The first is Acts.  Its opening verses addresses someone called Theophilus.  Since the name means “lover of […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 8- The Pauline Writings

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible– by John Polkinghorne Chapter 8- The Pauline Writings The earliest New Testament writings are the epistles of the apostle Paul.  First Thessalonians is considered to be the first epistle written about the year 50.  Polkinghorne points out that within 20 years of the crucifixion and resurrection Jesus was […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 7- Cross and Resurrection

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible — by John Polkinghorne Chapter 7- Cross and Resurrection Polkinghorne begins this chapter by observing that all the Gospels are in the active voice in the course of Jesus’ public ministry.  This relates to his authoritative words and powerful deeds.  However, when the narratives reach the final week […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 6- The Gospels

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible — by John Polkinghorne Chapter 6- The Gospels Polkinghorne begins this chapter with the observation that no literature in the ancient world has been subjected to such intense scholarly scrutiny as the four Gospels.  For at least the last two hundred years, critical study has concentrated on seeking […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 5- Israel’s Bible

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible – by John Polkinghorne Chapter 5- Israel’s Bible Polkinghorne begins this chapter by noting that even though he believes that parts of the Old Testament convey deep truth in the form of symbolic story that in other parts God chose to reveal the divine nature through a particular […]

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 4- Ambiguity

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible – by John Polkinghorne Chapter 4- Ambiguity The tapestry of life is not coloured in simple black and white, representing an unambiguous choice between the unequivocally bad and unequivocally good.  The ambiguity of human deeds and desires means that life includes many shades of grey.  What is true […]