Lion-Hudson, UK | Sep 1, 2011
Quantum Leap explores the story of John Polkinghorne, a British particle physicist who, after 25 years of research and discovery in academia, resigned his post to become an Anglican priest and theologian. He was a professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, and was elected to the Royal Society in 1974. As a physicist he participated in the research that led to the discovery of the quark, the smallest known particle. Quantum Leap uses key events in the life of Polkinghorne to introduce the central ideas that make science and religion such a fascinating field of investigation.
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"I cannot think of a more trustworthy guide than John Polkinghorne, who holds up both ends of the science/faith debate."
—Philip Yancey, author, Disappointment with God
"The revealing story of an influential Christian and brilliant physicist whose life trajectory has been astonishingly unexpected. Written with sensitivity and clarity, this extraordinary spiritual biography illuminates one of the leading figures in our contemporary science-and-religion dialogue."
—Dr. Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and author, God's Universe
"An interesting and perceptive study of the life of a great and thoughtful person, who emphasized the relation between science and religion."
—Charles Townes, winner, Nobel Prize for Physics, and professor of physics, University of California
"Giberson has a native understanding of how conservative Christians feel and think about evolution . . . he sketches an engaging historical narrative."