Thursday, July 10, 2008

Catholic Websites Celebrate Templeton's Contributions to Religious Dialogue

Websites of two Catholic news outlets have articles that celebrate Sir John Templeton's contributions to improving dialogue among religions and science.

In a posting on the National Catholic Reporter website, Benedicta Cipolla and Daniel Burke add details to yesterday's annoucement by the John Templeton Foundation, and they note that this year's recipient of the Templeton Prize was Michal Heller, a Polish cosmologist and Roman Catholic priest, whose work connects theology and physics.

The Catholic News Service recalls comments Templeton made to them when he established the annual prize, Templeton's openness to learning from Hindus and Muslims, and his conviction that if humans would spend more on spiritual research, "we might find that God is ready to reveal a little more about himself."

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