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From Physicist to Priest book. After reading several of John Polkinghorne's books, I looked forward to reading his autobiography and was not disappointed. He is an amazing individual, having achieved fame as a theoretical quantum physicist (one of his teachers was Dirac himself), being elected Fellow of the Royal Society, designated Knight of the British Empire, president of Queen's college,. and let's not forget: an Anglican priest.

In From Physicist to Priest, John Polkinghorne tells his remarkable life story in a direct and modest yet profound narrative

In From Physicist to Priest, John Polkinghorne tells his remarkable life story in a direct and modest yet profound narrative. He looks back on his journeys into both disciplines from a human angle, including the formative experiences and key relationships he experienced as a child, an undergraduate, graduate and beyond into university teaching, family life, priesthood and writing. He describes his developing thoughts and understanding of the value and interdependence of each of the major disciplines and, by so doing, brings a down-to-earth touch to the big questions that each approach raises.

John Charlton Polkinghorne KBE FRS (born 1930) is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, and Anglican priest

John Charlton Polkinghorne KBE FRS (born 1930) is an English theoretical physicist, theologian, 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.

John Polkinghorne, in full John Charlton Polkinghorne, (born October 16, 1930, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England), English physicist and priest who . He published an autobiography, From Physicist to Priest, in 2007.

John Polkinghorne, in full John Charlton Polkinghorne, (born October 16, 1930, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England), English physicist and priest who publicly championed the reconciliation of science and religion. Polkinghorne was raised in a quietly devout Church of England family. His mathematical ability was evident as a youngster. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (1952) as well as a master’s degree (1955) and a doctorate (1956) in quantum field theory from Trinity College, Cambridge.

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John Charlton Polkinghorne (b. 1930) is an English theoretical physicist and Anglican priest known for his views regarding the relationship between science and religion. He is also a writer, theologian, KBE, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was awarded the 2002 Templeton Prize. Polkinghorne received his Master's degree in mathematics in 1956 and his PhD in physics in 1955 from the University of Cambridge under the direction of Paul Dirac.

His books on science and religion include The Faith of a Physicist (1996), Belief in God in an Age of Science (1999) and, most recently, From Physicist to Priest: An Autobiography (published in the United Kingdom in October). Do you ever have any regrets about having left the discipline of physics? No, I think I left at the right time.

'I am a scientist-theologian, someone who is both a physicist and a priest - a statement that sometimes arouses the kind of curiosity or suspicion that might follow the claim to be a vegetarian butcher.' Cambridge don, curate in a working-class area of a big city, vicar of a country parish in Kent, contributor to governmental committees, prize-winning author of more than thirty-five books, KBE and much more, John Polkinghorne tells his remarkable life story in a direct and modest yet profound narrative. He looks back on his journeys into both disciplines from a human angle, including the formative experiences and key relationships he experienced as a child, an undergraduate, graduate and beyond into university teaching, family life, priesthood and writing. He describes his developing thoughts and understanding of the value and interdependence of each of the major disciplines and, by so doing, brings a down-to-earth touch to the big questions that each approach raises.

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Froststalker
Except for the chapter where he describes his writings, this is easy going and enjoyable. It provides wonderful insight to into a very balanced individual, faithful son, husband and father whose balanced writings have shown that Dawkins has played all his cards and lost. People will be reading Polkinghorne for decades
Kulasius
I am sure that he will be the only person to ever be the "Top Wrangler" (mathematics) at Trinity College Cambridge who also won the Templeton Prize (spiritual affairs). He is a unique mind and a very kind soul. He sits at very the top of the English intellectual tradition for both science and Christian apologetics - perhaps a combination of Newton and C. S. Lewis is as close as you can get.
Via
Author, theologian and scientist John Polkinghorne describes his life as "ordinary". This is true only to the extent that an author of 30 books, Cambridge college president, honored physicist and theologian can be described as ordinary. As a warning, Polkinghorne's autobiography lacks drama and is more plainly and humbly written than the best of his science-theology work. It was difficult to get a sense of the intellectual passions and motivations that clearly make him more than ordinary. It is perhaps his own humility that prevents him from seeing this. While comfortable with great ideas he is largely unwilling to claim any greatness for himself. In contrast to his personal lack of glamor as he portrays it, are his honors as Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1997 and recipient of the 2002 Templeton Prize (for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities). These show a man who is extraordinary in his willingness to embark on a great intellectual adventure. In a sense, I was disappointed by the lack of a clear statement of what motivated Polkinghorne to become such a prolific author. On consideration I realized that it is simply due to his quiet passion for writing, teaching and ideas.

While this is an honest and accessible book it will be of interest mostly to those who are already familiar with or deeply interested in Polkinghorne's theological writings. In particular the chapter "Theological Writing" is an important guide in sorting out his many books for interested readers. Some of his more accessible recent works such as Belief in God in an Age of Science or Exploring Reality: The Intertwining of Science and Religion are actually more engaging and among the better places to start for most readers.

Polkinghorne's decision to transition from academic physicist to priest (starting seminary at age 49 in 1979) is described in simple terms of prayerfully and thoughtfully pursuing a career that he felt would be a source of "deep satisfaction" to him as a Christian believer. Most interesting to me is that the question of the interaction of science and religion was apparently not of particular importance to his decision to enter the priesthood. Also remarkably, his wife Ruth returned to school at the same time at age 48 to train as a nurse. After serving enjoyable though relatively brief stints as a curate and parish priest in local parishes Polkinghorne returned to an academic setting to serve as Dean of Chapel at Trinity Hall. He subsequently served as President of Queens' college until his retirement in 1996. His years as priest and academic allowed him the time to write a series of more than 20 well regarded books on the intersection of science and religion.
From Physicist to Priest: An Autobiography download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: John Polkinghorne
ISBN: 1556359101
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub (September 1, 2008)
Pages: 208 pages