People looking for an intelligent discussion of some difficult questions that arise when seeking the truth to the relation of faith and science serious need to consider reading any and all of Polkinghorne’s books. Providing the reader with intelligent responses to some of the most thought provoking questions, whether that’s through the use of solo published books or publications he has worked on with writers such as Nicholas Beale. So if you’re serious looking for some refreshing contrast compared to the polemic and misinformation that has spread throughout this particular area, then you cannot going wrong with any of John’s books.
William D Philipps, Nobel Prizewinner in Physics
Above is one of the many reviews Sir John Polkinghorne receives about his work; if you’re interested below are many more reviews on the topic of his books and publications he has written or co-written on. As you can clearly see, the people love him, whether they’re is his respective industry or not due to the fairness in which he presents his arguments; explaining them in a way which you can understand and that doesn’t seem like he’s forcing his opinions on to you – this is a common trend across all his work.
A fantastic resource for anyone looking to seek out the answers, or at least response to the questions every seeker wants to know. Here in the 21st century, many thoughtful thinkers simply reject the idea of extreme atheistic scientism or religious fundamentalism and rightly so, this is why Polkinghorne in each of his books stands on a rational bedrock of faith as of the “evidence of things not” seen, as he likes to put it. Offering insight into his mind and logical responses that you necessarily don’t have to agree with but you should at least consider due to the ‘realistic’ evidence in which he presents you with.
Francis Collins, Leader of the Human Genoeme Project, and Author of The Lanuage of God
All of John Polkinghorne’s books feature wonderfully informative opinions and responses on the big questions in science and region. Certainly an ideal starting point for those new to the field who wish to get their toes wet with authoritative information that will set them up when looking deeper into this every growing subject; John provides great discussion with his work for those who are already adjusted in the field.
Without John Polkinghorne’s efforts over the years, the narrative for Religion and Science would be vastly behind what it is today, I would encourage anyone intrigued by the topic to get their teeth into Polkinghorne’s work and find out for themselves why he is such a well-respected writer and theologian.
Martin A Nowak Professor of Biology and of Mathematics, Harvard University.
There is no better topic to write on than about God, Science and Religion. There could not be a more important subject that every man and woman desperately seeks the answers too.
Prof Onora O’Neill PBA Hon FRS President of the British Academy, in her opening remarks at the UK Launch of Questions of Truth
Adding to the science and religion debate with each book, the way John Polkinghorne formats his books to allow even a beginner to grasp and understand the concepts is simply brilliant; it allows new people into the field a way of getting to know the basics without being scared away with complex words or phrases. If you’re someone who is already established then you can easily dip into the more complicated parts if you wish to dig deeper.
Prof Eric Preist FRS, in his opening remarks at the UK Launch of Questions of Truth
Accessible information in the hands of everyone’s fingertips as soon as you pick up any one of Sir John Polkinghornes books; doing his bit for both Science and Religion that will help to push the dialogue of both worlds.
The Trinity Forum
Hand down John Polkinghorne has some of the most thought provoking boooks I have ever read on the Science and Religion topic.
Prof John Campbell