Belief in God in an Age of Science

Speaker(s): Sir John Polkinghorne
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Product ID: RGDL3217

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Theology does not attempt to be a rival to science but does seek to complement the latter's self-limited domain of understanding. There are certain 'meta-questions' that arise from science but which go beyond what science itself can address. They include 'Why is science possible and mathematics so unreasonably effective?' (the deep intelligibility of the universe) and 'Why is the world so special?' (the built-in cosmic fruitfulness present in the laws of nature). Natural theology can offer coherent and intellectually satisfying answers to these questions.

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Dr. John Polkinghorne is an Anglican priest, the President of Queens' College, Cambridge University, and former Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge. Polkinghorne resigned his chair in physics to study for the Anglican priesthood. After completing his theological studies and serving at parishes, he returned to Cambridge. During the same time period, he wrote a series of books on the compatibility of religion and science. These include Science and Creation, and most recently, Science and Providence, and his Gifford Lectures, The Faith of a Physicist. Dr. Polkinghorne was the recipient of the 2002 Templeton Prize.

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