God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse: What Hawking said and why it matters (Paperback)
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God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse: What Hawking said and why it matters (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 16/01/2020
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Stephen Hawking kept breaking rules. Given two years to live, he managed another 54. He wrote about quantum cosmology - and sold 20 million books. He could not speak, yet the world recognized his voice. Hutchings and Wilkinson shine light on his extraordinary ideas. The result is a thought-provoking theological commentary and critique of black holes, origins, many universes, and Big Questions. In 'God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse', Hutchings and Wilkinson explain the key elements of Stephen Hawking's physical and mathematical theories, consider their philosophical and religious implications, and relate his ideas to traditional Judaeo-Christian concepts of God. This book about Stephen Hawking and God and the relationship between God and science gives a brief but engaging overview of the history of physics and cosmology. Perfect for beginners, 'God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse' offers a concise and accessible introduction to Hawking's work and how his contributions to modern physics and cosmology can complement religion. Exploring topics such as gravity, quantum mechanics and general relativity, the authors offer a fresh perspective on the relationship between God and science, providing a balanced and informed commentary on Hawking's work both scientifically and theologically.

Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9780281081912
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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A very well and interestingly written book. It is almost no exaggeration to say that I could not put it down. The physics is accurately presented and the book is exceptionally well referenced. The stories that introduce each chapter are engaging and add to the book's appeal. Hutchings and Wilkinson paint a warm and well-balanced portrait of Stephen Hawking and his seminal contributions to our understanding of the universe ... It deserves to be widely read. * Dr Reed A. Guy, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Seattle University, USA *
A concise and accessible introduction to Hawking's influential contributions to modern physics and cosmology. But God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse is not mere fan-service: it takes a critical and realistic look at how these ideas are viewed today. Importantly, it looks carefully at Hawking's forays beyond physics into philosophy and theology. Highly recommended. * Dr Luke Barnes, John Templeton Postdoctoral Fellow, Western Sydney University, Australia *
If you have ever wanted to understand what Stephen Hawking was talking about but couldn't face the maths, this is the book for you. If you have ever felt uncomfortable that such an eminent scientist should dismiss the need for God, this is also the book for you. In an entertaining yet searching way, the authors put Hawking's work in perspective, scientifically, philosophically and theologically. * Dr Althea Wilkinson, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester *
The task of scientific popularization is an extremely difficult one, which very few are able to pull off successfully. But Hutchings and Wilkinson have shown themselves to be masters of the genre. Their book is an astonishingly good read, a gripping and thought-provoking account of the quest to probe the deepest mysteries of the universe. * William Lane Craig *
This gripping account of Hawking's deep and imaginative ideas on the origin of the universe (and much more) will delight and enrich any reader, irrespective of background. The balanced and informed theological commentary and critique is helpful - it shows how science stimulates and informs way beyond its own borders. * Prof. Tom McLeish FRS, Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of York *

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