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Polkinghorne, John

John Polkinghorne

Reverend Dr. John Polkinghorne, a British physicist and theologian, is widely regarded as one of the most important scholars in the science/religion discussion today. He worked in theoretical elementary particle physics at Cambridge University for 25 years before becoming an Anglican priest in the early 1980’s. Polkinghorne has written many books on issues in science and theology, including Science and Christian Belief, Belief in God in an Age of Science, and Questions of Truth (with co-author Nicholas Beale). Among his numerous honors, Polkinghorne was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and he was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize in 2002.
John Polkinghorne on Natural Theology, Part 1

4 Part Series: John Polkinghorne on Natural Theology

Polkinghorne discusses the origins and aims of natural theology in this series. It does not offer truth, but rather a “best explanation” for the world, answering primarily meta-questions. Two such questions asked by Polkinghorne are, “Why is science possible at all?” and “What makes the universe so special?” To explore the answers, he looks at the ability of human minds to penetrate mysteries of the natural world as well as the fine-tuning of the universe necessary to produce the fruitfulness of life.
November 27, 2010 
John Polkinghorne 
Design 
 
The End of the World—an Advent homily by John Polkinghorne

The End of the World—an Advent homily by John Polkinghorne

If Christmas is about love, Advent is about hope. In this column, John Polkinghorne reminds us of the joyous fact that the Christian God is a God of hope—a hope that transcends this world, a hope that goes beyond what science alone can tell us about the end of the world.
November 30, 2014 
John Polkinghorne, Ted Davis 
 
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Fine-tuning and the “Fruitful Universe”

Fine-tuning and the “Fruitful Universe”

I ask the question, “Why is the universe so special?” Now scientists don’t like things to be special; we like things to be general, and our natural anticipation would have been that the universe is just a common specimen of what a universe might be like.
June 01, 2012 
John Polkinghorne 
Design 
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John Polkinghorne in a Nutshell

John Polkinghorne in a Nutshell

I commit myself to my Christian belief for reasons that are sufficient enough for me to bet my life upon it. But we don't have absolute certainty in the 2+2=4 sense. And that is true of everybody.
December 07, 2011 
John Polkinghorne 
Lives of Faith 
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