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Author Dean Nelson Discusses Book About Famed Physicist John Polkinghorne
Pepperdine Libraries will host journalist and author Dean Nelson for a discussion of his latest book, Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion, on Thursday, Oct. 25. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Kresge Reading Room of Payson Library, Malibu.
Nelson is a professor of journalism and founder of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University, and has been published by the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and other national publications. He also hosts the annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea, where prominent writers discuss the craft of writing. The Quantum Leap (Lion-Hudson Press 2011) author has also published a book about the seven sacraments titled, God Hides in Plain Sight: How to Find the Sacred in a Chaotic World (Brazos Press 2009). Learn more about Nelson at deannelson.net.
In Quantum Leap, Nelson discusses Polkinghorne's contributions to research at the interface between science and religion. Polkinghorne is a theoretical physicist, theologian, author, and Anglican priest, as well as former mathematical physics professor at the University of Cambridge and the president of Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1988 to 1996. He is the author of 31 books on either physics or the relationship between science and religion. He has been awarded the Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.