Traces of God

Exploring John Polkinghorne on Theology and Science

By Knut-Willy Saether

Traces of God is a comprehensive and profound analysis of the main issues in John Polkinghorne's authorship. The book explores the following topics: rationality in science and theology, including an analysis of critical realism, scientific method, and the structure of knowledge * a revised natural theology, including an examination of the intelligibility of the world, the fine-tuning of the world, and the beauty of nature * God's action in the world, including an analysis of God as creator, God's providence, quantum physics, and chaos theory * the pedagogical applicability of Polkinghorne's theories, including a review of how his understanding, can stimulate dialogue in schools. Throughout Traces of God, Polkinghorne's position is discussed in the light of other science-theology contributors, such as Ian G. Barbour, Niels Henrik Gregersen, Alister E. McGrath, Nancy Murphy, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Arthur R. Peacocke, Ted Peters, Robert J. Russell, and J. Wentzel van Huyssteen.


248 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788251926577