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Questions of truth :

fifty-one responses to questions about God, science, and belief /

John Polkinghorne, Nicholas Beale.

Main Author: Polkinghorne, J. C., 1930-
Other Authors: Beale, Nicholas.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed.
Subjects: Theology, Doctrinal > Popular works.
Theology, Doctrinal > Miscellanea.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. Leading questions. Science and religion
  • Human nature
  • The existence of God
  • Creation and evolution
  • Evil and suffering
  • Divine action
  • Jesus Christ
  • Final destiny
  • Atheism
  • Part II. 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?
  • Part III. 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?
  • Part IV. 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?Part V. 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?
  • Part VI. 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?
  • Part VII. 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?

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