Last things

The End of the World and the Ends of God: Science and Theology on Eschatology, edited by John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker

Popular media--and certain theologians--too often characterize theology and religion as being at war, with an occasional DMZ between science and its "facts" on the one side, and religion and its "feelings" on the other. Such caricatures ignore the way modern science has been nurtured by Christian doctrines and the practice of Christian scientists such as Copernicus, Galileo and Maxwell. They seem unaware that 20th-century developments in quantum mechanics have opened some scientists to theological discussions.


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