Tuesday, August 9, 2005

God the Economist

Catherine and Andy Crouch on John Polkinghorne's Trinitarian reality.
Not long ago we were deep in conversation with friends (another physicist-writer married couple, as it happens) who asked Catherine with genuine curiosity how she reconciled being a Christian with being a scientist. When Catherine mentioned that she found the "theory" of the resurrection of Jesus to be by far the best explanation of the available historical evidence, one of them exclaimed, "I've never heard anyone talk about religious belief as based on evidence!" If many scientists have rarely encountered people of faith who expect their beliefs to be anchored in observable reality, that is not necessarily the scientists' fault.

Books & Culture, July/August 2005

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