Science and the Trinity
  • Jun 15, 2006
    208 p., 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

    ISBN: 9780300115307
  • Paper: $17.00 tx
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Science and the Trinity

The Christian Encounter with Reality

  • John Polkinghorne


"Vintage Polkinghorne: clear, informed, interdisciplinarily sophisticated, compelling."—Miroslav Volf, Yale Divinity School

"This book makes a vital contribution to the dialogue between science and theology. Polkinghorne is unique in his desire to make the interaction a two-way relationship, where science informs theology and theology illuminates science."—Nathan J. Hallanger, The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union

"[Polkinghorne's] account of science and Christian theology succeeds unusually well in doing justice to both sides of the conversation."Catherine and Andy Crouch, Books & Culture


“This excellent model of interdisciplinary study is recommended for academic and large public libraries.”—Library Journal

“Polkinghorne writes masterfully. He can be accurate without becoming technical, simple without becoming simplistic, orthodox without posturing as a defender of the faith. . . . This volume provides a valuable introduction to Polkinghorne’s interests and the theology-science dialogue in general, with references to other works where readers can research topics in more detail.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Science and the Trinity is a part of an ongoing journey, weaving a lucid and thoughtful account of the relationships between modern science and Christian theology, wherein Polkinghorne is one of our leading voices."—Owen Gingerich, Science & Theology News

"A simulating read with many challenging insights. We wholeheartedly commend it to a broad audience."—Kelly M. Kapic and Donald N. Petcher,  Christian Scholar's Review

"A fine defense of particularity in both science and theology from the pen of a very insightful "bottom-up" thinker and fine Christian scholar."—Dennis W. Cheek, PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies

"Another important book by Polkinghorne. . . . The strength of the book is its explanation of the relevance of Trinitarianism for each issue and the relevance of each issue to the advancement of the religion-science dialogue."—Barry L. Whitney, Religious Studies Review

"Polkinghorne writes convincingly, fairly, and with nuance, choosing relevant and sometimes wonderfully surprising examples from nature or the Bible. He provides dozens of almost completely new ways of seeing connections among various phenomena."—Guy Fitch Lytle III, The School of Theology, The University of the South, Sewanee