45. The Trinity and Scientific Reality

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. John Polkinghorne

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch45

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Polkinghorne, J. (2012) The Trinity and Scientific Reality, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455

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Keywords:

  • theology;
  • The Trinity and scientific reality;
  • cosmic transparency, of success in fundamental physics;
  • Trinitarian God of Christianity;
  • deep intelligibility;
  • the universe, and singularity of the big bang;
  • Science itself, not explaining the laws of nature;
  • ontological unpredictability and causal structure;
  • importance of relationality;
  • Trinitarian belief

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Deep Intelligibility

  • Intrinsic Fertility

  • An Evolving World

  • Causal Structure

  • Relationality

  • Trinitarian Belief

  • References

  • Further Reading