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Can Scientists Pray

Sir John Polkinghorne, lecture given at Calvin College, recorded on dvd

Tuesday, December 3, at 3:45 p.m. in SB110.

The Rev Dr John Charlton Polkinghorne, KBE, FRS (born 16 October 1930) 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. He was knighted in 1997 and in 2002 received the £1 million Templeton Prize, awarded for exceptional contributions to affirming life's spiritual dimension. He is the author of five books on physics, and 26 on the relationship between science and religion.

In addition to theology, you will hear him speaking about some key ideas in quantum mechanics and chaos theory.





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