Book Review: The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

@article{Polkinghorne2008BookRT,
  title={Book Review: The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief},
  author={J. Polkinghorne},
  journal={Theology},
  year={2008},
  volume={111},
  pages={395 - 396}
}
  • J. Polkinghorne
  • Published 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • difficulty was with his reading of Scripture. McKnight presents some useful insights on how the Torah might have been interpreted in the Judaism of first-century Palestine. But it seems odd then to ignore the influence of midrash as a theological and literary style or construct when reading the infancy narratives of Luke’s Gospel. McKnight’s reading of Scripture is unswervingly literal. Mary says and does the things that Luke states she does. But this fails to provide a balanced and critical… CONTINUE READING