Dr. Arthur Peacock (1924-2006) was a biochemist and Dean of Clare College at
Cambridge University. In 1971, he was ordained
as a priest in the Church of England and in 1986 he founded the Society of
Ordained Scientists (S.O.Sc.) to further advance the development of the field of
science and religion. Among his major publications in this area are Creation
and the World of Science (1979), which established further his international
reputation, Intimations of Reality: Critical Realism in Science and Religion
(1984), Theology for a Scientific Age (1990, 2nd edition 1993,
including his 1993 Gifford Lectures), God and the New Biology (1994),
From DNA to DEAN: Reflections and Explorations of a Priest-Scientist (1996),
God and Science: A Quest for Christianity Credibility (1996), and
Paths from Science Towards God: The End of All Our Exploring (2001). He was
awarded the Templeton prize in 2001.
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