John Cornwell


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John Cornwell is a British journalist, author, and academic. Since 1990 he has directed the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he is also, since 2009, Founder and Director of the Rustat Conferences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (University of Leicester) in 2011. He was nominated for the PEN/Ackerley Prize for best UK memoir 2007 (Seminary Boy) and shortlisted Specialist Journalist of the Year (science, medicine in Sunday Times Magazine), British Press Awards 2006. He won the Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year Award for Hitler's Scientists, 2005; and received the Independent Television Authority - Tablet Award for ...more

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Hitler's Pope: The Secret H...

3.58 avg rating — 1,264 ratings — published 1999 — 29 editions
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Hitler's Scientists: Scienc...

3.64 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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A Thief in the Night: Life ...

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Seminary Boy: A Memoir

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The Dark Box: A Secret Hist...

3.66 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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The Pontiff in Winter: Triu...

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Darwin's Angel: An angelic ...

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Earth to Earth: True Story ...

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Newman's Unquiet Grave: The...

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Breaking Faith: The Pope, t...

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“the seventeenth-century saint, Margaret Marie Alacoque, a French nun of Parayle-Monial, who founded the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Margaret would deliberately eat cheese knowing that it made her vomit, and by her own admission she ate the vomit of sister nuns.”
John Cornwell, The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession

“The borderless economy in which money, technology, industry and goods move without hindrance throughout the world promises a future in which every home, in the words of Alvin Toffler, will become an ‘electronic cottage’. But globalization also has its losers, its economic have-nots, destined to be tranquillized by digitized trivial entertainment or to nourish hatreds that threaten to break out in violence.”
John Cornwell, Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact

“When Teresa reported fresh visions and voices, and in particular, the actual, physical presence of Jesus, he was sceptical. He recommended that she get out more,”
John Cornwell, The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession

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