"Based on his 1993-94 Gifford lectures, Polkinghorne's task here is to ask challenging questions of the
contemporary scientific worldview and to show how the range of possible answers carries beyond biology
to spirit and beyond physics to God. . . . The single most important work of his theological corpus."
— First Things
"An eloquent and enormously stimulating work, one that shows how 'faith seeking understanding' is not
unlike a scientific quest."
— Wall Street Journal
"Especially valuable reading for Christian intellectuals who may be wondering whether they can fully
embrace the best of contemporary science."
— Washington Times
"A scientific insider an no slouch at theology. . . . Polkinghorne steers a marvelously adept course between
the Scylla of top-down theology and Charybdis of naive scientism."
"If you are looking for easy and pat answers to difficult questions, you had better look elsewhere. John
Polkinghorne's 'bottom-up' approach is entirely different from caricatures of religious thought. . . .
Polkinghorne proceeds with laudable candor and intellectual integrity as he examines the credibility of
major tenets of the Christian faith in the context of a contemporary, scientifically informed world picture."
— National Review