Questions of Truth Fifty-One Responses to Questions about God, Science, and Belief

ISBN-10: 0664233511
ISBN-13: 9780664233518
Edition: 2009
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Description: For many years people from across the world have sent the scientist-turned-theologian John Polkinghorne questions about science and belief. In Q&A format, Polkinghorne and Beale offer captivating responses. Readers can follow their own paths through  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 1/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902

For many years people from across the world have sent the scientist-turned-theologian John Polkinghorne questions about science and belief. In Q&A format, Polkinghorne and Beale offer captivating responses. Readers can follow their own paths through the book, selecting questions that interest them and looking at the additional material if they choose. The result is a unique book that explores the rich harmonies between science and belief.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Leading Questions
Science and Religion
Human Nature
The Existence of God
Creation and Evolution
Evil and Suffering
Divine Action
Jesus Christ
Final Destiny
Atheism
The Concept and Existence of God
Can God's Existence Be Proved?
Is God a Delusion?
How Can God Inhabit Eternity?
Does God Know Everything?
Is Everything Divinely Predestined?
Is God the Source of All Morality?
What about the Trinity?
The Universe
How Did the Universe Begin?
How Can Something Come from Nothing?
Isn't Everything Random?
What is the Anthropic Principle?
Have Anthropic Arguments Been Refuted?
Why Is the Universe So Big?
Will Everything, Eventually, Be Explained by Science?
Is a Unified Theory of Everything Possible?
Evolution
Is Evolution Fact or Theory?
What about Intelligent Design?
Can the Mind Be Explained by Evolution?
Isn't Evolution Unethical?
Why Is Evolution so Wasteful?
Evil
Where Does Evil Come From?
Who or What Is "the Devil"?
Why Is There Cancer?
Is Original Sin a Result of Nature or Nurture?
Why Do People Choose Evil?
Does Religion Inspire Evil Acts?
Human Being
Who Were Adam and Eve?
What Does It Mean to Be Created "in the Image of God"?
When Does an Embryo Become a Person?
Do We Have Souls?
What Is Conscience?
Does Human Life Have a Purpose?
Do Humans Matter More Than Animals?
Religion
Is Atheism a Form of Faith?
Can We See Truth?
Which Stories in the Bible Are True?
How Does the Death of Jesus Save the World?
Why Believe Jesus Rose from the Dead?
How Much Do You Need to Believe to Be a Christian?
What Place Do Non-Christians Have in God's Universe?
Will Sinners Suffer Eternal Punishment?
What Is the Point of Praying?
Conclusion
Anthropic Fine-Tuning
The Brain and Mind
Evolution
Notes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index

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