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John Charlton Polkinghorne 1930-2021

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  • Birth of John Charlton Polkinghorne

    Birth of John Charlton Polkinghorne
    John Charlton Polkinghorne was born on October 13, 1990 in Weston-super-Mare United Kingdom.
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    The Life of John Polkinghorne

    Closer to the Truth published a great read of the many accomplishments and achievements Polkinghorne had done in his life. Link provided below. https://closertotruth.com/contributor/john-polkinghorne/
  • Professor Polkinghorne

    Professor Polkinghorne
    In 1958 John began teaching at the University of Cambridge. In 1965, he became a reader, which means he has distinguished himself internationally and is a senior academic. In 1968 he was promoted to Professor and taught mathematical physics for 11 years. Link below to the official Cambridge website for Johns memoriam. https://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/john-polkinghorne-1930-2021
  • Models of High Energy Processes

    Models of High Energy Processes
    In 1980, John wrote a book for Cambridge and his classes that explains high energy processes in a more simple manner for graduate students. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/330636.Models_Of_High_Energy_Processes
  • Anglican Priest

    Anglican Priest
    John resigned his seat at Cambridge to pursue religion at the Church of England in 1979. In 1982, he became an Anglican Priest. Polkinghorne said in an interview that he believes his move from science to religion has given him binocular vision, though he understands that it has aroused the kind of suspicion "that might follow the claim to be a vegetarian butcher." https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/on-the-side-of-the-angels/405402.article?storycode=405402
  • The Faith of a Physicist

    The Faith of a Physicist
    In 1994, John wrote a book titled The Faith of a Physicist encapsulating how he mixes his faith with science.
    “Faith seeking understanding” is, according to Polkinghorne, like the scientific quest.
  • Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

    Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
    In 1997, he was made a Knight Commander of the most excellent Order of the British Empire. However, he never went by Sir and was referred to a Rev John Charlton Polkinghorne. The Fellowship of the Royal Society has a insightful biography about him. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsbm.2021.0044
  • Awarded the Templeton Prize

    Awarded the Templeton Prize
    In 2002, John Charlton Polkinghorne was awarded the Templeton prize for his work and research on both science and theology. https://www.templetonprize.org/laureate/john-c-polkinghorne/
  • Interview with John Polkinghorne

    Interview with John Polkinghorne
    This video is an intriguing interview with John explaining the relationship of science and religion, but also a look at the reasoning of why the two subjects think differently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0myDDLLH1n4
  • Death of Rev Canon Dr. John Charlton Polkinghorne

    Death of Rev Canon Dr. John Charlton Polkinghorne
    John Charlton Polkinghorne died at the age of 90 years old in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The link provided, gives a beautiful memoriam of Reverend Canon Dr. John Charlton Polkinghornes life. https://www.templeton.org/news/in-memoriam-john-c-polkinghorne-1930-2021