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Sir John Polkinghorne

Sir John Polkinghorne

Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne, KBE FRS worked in theoretical elementary particle physics for 25 years and was Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University, 1968-79. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (the British National Academy of Science) in 1974. In 1979 Polkinghorne resigned his chair to study for the Anglican priesthood. He was ordained in 1982. After some years in parish life he returned to Cambridge to work on issues in science and theology, a topic on which he has written many books, including his Gifford Lectures, Science and Christian Belief (in the USA, The Faith of a Physicist), his Terry Lectures, Belief in God in an Age of Science, and more recently, The God of Hope and the End of the World and Exploring Reality. In 1996 he retired from being President of Queen's College, Cambridge, and he was knighted in 1997. In the United Kingdom, Polkinghorne has been the Chairman of several Committees offering advice to Government on ethical and social issues related to new developments in science and technology. In 2002 he was awarded the Templeton Prize.

The Friendship of Science and Religion

Debate on Design with Steven Weinberg

Science and the Three Monotheisims: A New Partnership?

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