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, andQuestions 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.

  • Does the “Fine-Tuning” of the Universe Lead Us to God?

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    Does the “Fine-Tuning” of the Universe Lead Us to God? | John Polkinghorne

    Dr. Polkinghorne looks at two explanations for the so-called "fine-tuning" principle...and explains why natural theology alone is not sufficient to make the case for a God who... Read More >

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

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

    John Polkinghorne reminds us of the joyous fact that the Christian God is a God of hope—a hope that transcends this world, that goes beyond what science alone can tell us about ... Read More >

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