Theology and Modern Physics

Theology and Modern Physics

Peter E. Hodgson / Jan 24, 2021

Theology and Modern Physics The new discoveries in physics during the th century have stimulated intense debate about their relevance to age old theological questions Views range from those holding that modern physics provides

  • Title: Theology and Modern Physics
  • Author: Peter E. Hodgson
  • ISBN: 9780754636229
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new discoveries in physics during the 20th century have stimulated intense debate about their relevance to age old theological questions Views range from those holding that modern physics provides a surer road to God than traditional religions, to those who say that physics and theology are incommensurable and so do not relate At the very least, physics has stimulateThe new discoveries in physics during the 20th century have stimulated intense debate about their relevance to age old theological questions Views range from those holding that modern physics provides a surer road to God than traditional religions, to those who say that physics and theology are incommensurable and so do not relate At the very least, physics has stimulated renewed theological discussions In this critical introduction to the science theology debate, Peter E Hodgson draws on his experience as a physicist to present the results of modern physics and the theological implications Written for those with little or no scientific background, Hodgson describes connections between physics, philosophy and theology and then explains Newtonian physics and Victorian physics, the theories of relativity, astronomy and quantum mechanics, and distinguishes the actual results of modern physics from speculations.

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    1. We constantly hear leading physicists, men such as Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, declare that God, theology, and religion are worthless given the wealth of knowledge and enlightenment opened by modern science. Is this true though? Not at all, argues Oxford physicist and devout Roman Catholic Peter Hodgson. In fact, it is quite the other way around. The Judeo-Christian worldview, in which there is an intelligible reality created by God, a world that is contingent and there [...]


    2. A thoroughly excellent discussion of the relationship between Modern Physics and Christian theology. I appreciated the discussion of the many advances achieved during 'The Muslim Centuries' and why this burgeoning science came to a stuttering halt.The chapters on Quantum Physics were particularly insightful.Hodgson does not shy away from equations, which quite probably restricts the likely readership, but I was glad to see them - they were helpful throughout.Overall a wonderfully serious take on [...]


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