John C. Polkinghorne



John Charlton Polkinghorne is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, writer and Anglican priest. A prominent and leading voice explaining the relationship between science and religion, he was professor of Mathematical physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979, when he resigned his chair to study for the priesthood, becoming an ordained Anglican priest in 1982. He served as the president of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1988 until 1996.

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Quantum Theory: A Very Shor...

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Belief in God in an Age of ...

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Quarks, Chaos  Christianity...

3.85 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Quantum Physics and Theolog...

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Faith of a Physicist

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Questions of Truth: Fifty-O...

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Exploring Reality

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Science and Theology

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The God of Hope and the End...

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Science and Religion in Que...

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“If we are seeking to serve the God of truth then we should really welcome truth from whatever source it comes. We shouldn’t fear the truth. Some of it will be from science, obviously, but by no means all of it. It will sometimes by perplexing, how this bit of truth relates to that bit of truth; we know that within science itself often enough and we find it outside of science as well. The crucial thing is to be honest.”
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“If the physicists seem to achieve their ends more successfully than the theologians, that is simply a reflection of how much easier science is than theology.”
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“Epistemology models ontology.”
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