THE SOCIAL EDGE INTERVIEW: TEMPLETON PRIZE WINNER, AUTHOR, THEOLOGIAN, AND SCIENTIST JOHN POLKINGHORNE
by Gerry McCarthy
John Polkinghorne is an Anglican priest and mathematical physicist . He was recently awarded the Templeton Prize, which is the world’s largest annual monetary prize given to an individual. The founder of the prize is John M. Templeton who set the amount of the award so that it always exceeds the Nobel, believing that advances in the spiritual realm are more important that those in the sciences. The award is given for "progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities including research in love, creativity, purpose, infinity, intelligence, thanksgiving and prayer.