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John Polkinghorne

At present, too much theological thinking is very human-centered.

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It is the faithfulness of God that allows epistemology to model ontology.

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Whitehead reacted strongly against the idea of God as a cosmic tyrant, one who brings about everything.

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So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world.

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I think it's very important to maintain the classical Christian distinction between the Creator and creation.

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Evolution, of course, is not something that simply applies to life here on earth; it applies to the whole universe.

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Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story.

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Yes, I was a parish priest for five years. I was a curate in a large working class parish in Bristol and the Vicar of a village in Kent.

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I'm a very passionate believer in the unity of knowledge. There is one world of reality - one world of our experience that we're seeking to describe.

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I very much enjoyed my career in science. I didn't leave science because I was disillusioned, but felt I'd done my bit for it after about twenty-five years.

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