Revd Prof David WilkinsonRevd Prof David Wilkinson

Professor & Principal of St. John's College
University of Durham

Durham, United Kingdom

Biography

David Wilkinson is Principal of St John’s College, Durham  University.  He is also Professor in the  Department of Theology and Religion.  He is married to Alison and has two teenage children, Adam and Hannah.
His background is research in theoretical astrophysics, where he gained a PhD in the study of star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.   After this research he trained for the Methodist ministry, serving in a variety of appointments.  His current work at Durham University involves the relationship of the Christian faith to contemporary culture, from science to pop-culture.  He also holds a PhD in Systematic Theology where he explored the future of the physical universe.
His recent books include Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe (T&T Clark, 2010), Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (OUP, 2013) and When I pray what does God do? (Monarch, 2015)

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Religion, Philosophy & History Interests

Christianity-Protestantism, History of Science, Theology

Science & Technology Interests

Cosmology, Human Origins, Physics

Publications

Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe

T&T Clark 2010

Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

OUP 2013

When I pray what does God do?

Monarch 2015