Faith in the Living God, 2nd Edition

A Dialogue

By John Polkinghorne, Michael Welker

Faith in the Living God, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781532661822
  • Pages: 174
  • Publication Date: 4/12/2019
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Faith in the Living God, 2nd Edition

A Dialogue

By John Polkinghorne, Michael Welker

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  • ISBN: 9781532661822
  • Pages: 174
  • Publication Date: 4/12/2019
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
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About-

In this book John Polkinghorne and Michael Welker explain how they understand faith in the living God. Between them, they offer a “binocular vision from [their] twin perspectives to yield helpful insight in relation to the important issues.” Part of the fascination of this book is how two people with such different backgrounds approach central theological questions relating to the faith they both share. Their concerns are truth rather than polemics, reliability rather than simple certainty. They seek to anchor their thought in concrete particulars rather than abstract generalizations. They ask the questions that trouble the inquiring mind, and meet head-on the challenge as well as the reassurances of belief. This second edition provides a new Preface and updated bibliographies.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Two leading Christian thinkers, a physicist and a theologian, engage here in a truth-seeking conversation about their common faith in the living God. The book is short but its content is profound: a compelling witness to both the reasonableness and substantive richness of the Christian faith written for its troubled friends and its educated despisers alike.”

—Miroslav Volf, director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture



“Here is a stimulating dialogue on the articles of faith from two of the most gifted theologians of our time. Polkinghorne speaks in conversation with science and Welker with philosophical and cultural challenges. Though different in some ways, they are both convinced that a biblically informed faith invites us to speak of God in the midst of life as it actually exists in all of its complex possibilities and dangers. This is much more of an invitation to join a conversation than it is a system of thought. I found it compelling.”

—Frank D. Macchia, Vanguard University



“This book’s genre makes it unique and exceptional—a conversation between friends, although from diverse backgrounds, both of them informed and inspiring. There are many other books on these themes, even these two have published on many of these topics, but there is nothing like this book. Readers are privileged almost to overhear while two major public intellectuals of our time engage—personally, respectfully, honestly—in serious dialogue on questions of truth and understanding.”

—Dirk J. Smit, Princeton Theological Seminary


Contributors-

John Polkinghorne
Michael Welker

Bio(s)-

John Polkinghorne, KBE FRS (born in 1930) is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, and Anglican priest. A prominent and leading voice explaining the relationship between science and religion, he was professor of mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, became an ordained Anglican priest in 1982 and served as the president of Queens’ College, Cambridge, from 1988 to 1996.



Michael Welker, (born in 1947) was a professor of theology at the German universities of Tübingen, Münster, and Heidelberg and frequently a guest professor in the Anglo-American world (McMaster, Princeton, Harvard, Emory, and Cambridge). He is an honorary professor at Seoul Theological University, senior professor at the University of Heidelberg, and director of its Research Center International and Interdisciplinary Theology (FIIT). He has organized many international and interdisciplinary research projects that related theology and science, theology and law, theology and economy.

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