"Creation, resurrection, afterlife, the problem of pain, the question of meaning, the nature of reality - I can't think of a meta-question that this book omits." - Philip Yancey. The Revd Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS is a British particle physicist who, after 25 years of research and discovery in academia, resigned his post to become an Anglican priest and theologian. A professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge University, he was elected to the Royal Society in 1974. As a physicist he participated in the research that led to the theory of the quark, the smallest known particle. This engaging biography-cum-appraisal of his life and work uses Polkinghorne's own story to explore the most important questions: a scientist's view of God; why we pray, and what we expect; does the universe have a point? ; what happens next?