Discovering the mind of God

John PolkinghorneTheism presents an adequately rich basis for understanding the world in that it readily accommodates the many-layered character of a reality shot through with value. Scientific wonder at the rational order of the universe is indeed a partial reading of “the mind of God,” as the popular books asserted, speaking better, perhaps, than their authors might have realized.

Yet there is much more to the mind of God than science will ever discover. Our moral intuitions are imitations of the perfect divine will, our aesthetic pleasures a sharing in the Creator’s joy, our religious intuitions whispers of God’s presence.

–John Polkinghorne,
Belief in God in an Age of Science

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