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Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

Revd Professor David Wilkinson

The Revd Professor David Wilkinson
The Revd Professor David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson is Director of Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS), an international project based at St John’s College, in which Cranmer Hall is situated. He is also a Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion.

He was Principal of St Johns from 2016 to 2023.

He holds PhDs in both theoretical astrophysics and systematic theology. His current work involves the relationship of the Christian faith to contemporary culture, from science to pop culture. He also has current interests in the media, preaching, missiology and Christian communication.

He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and travels widely to speak and broadcast on the relationship of science and faith. He is in high demand worldwide as a preacher and Bible teacher.

He is author and co-author of a number of books concerning science and the Christian faith including Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (OUP), When I pay what does God do (Monarch) and (with Dave Hutchings) God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse: What Hawking Said and Why It Matters (SPCK, 2020).   In addition he has written on the spirituality in contemporary cinema in The Power of the Force: The Spirituality of the Star Wars Films (Lion, 2000), on the Christian doctrine of holiness for a new generation in A Holiness of the Heart (Monarch, 2000) and an exposition of the biblical themes of creation in Creation (IVP, 2002).

David can be contacted at: david.wilkinson@durham.ac.uk