David Wilkinson is currently Principal of St Johns College and Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham, England. 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. He also holds a PhD in Systematic Theology.
His current work at the University of Durham involves the relationship of the Christian faith to contemporary culture, from science to pop culture.
He is a regular contributor to BBC Thought for the Day.
Recent science-religion publications:
Wilkinson, D. (2006) Cosmology in New Dictionary of Apologetics, ed. Campbell-Jack, C. and McGrath, G. IVP.
Wilkinson, D. (2006) Carl Sagan in New Dictionary of Apologetics, ed. Campbell-Jack, C. and McGrath, G. IVP.
Wilkinson, D. (2008) Creation Accounts in the Old Testament: The Gowland Lecture in Creation and the Abrahamic Faiths, ed. N. Spurway, Cambridge Scholar’s Press, Newcastle, pp. 1-12..
Wilkinson, D. (2008) Natural theology in contemporary cosmology in The Edge of Reason? Science and Religion in Modern Society, ed. Alex Bentley, London, Continuum, pp. 186-192
Barton, S. and Wilkinson, D. (eds.) (2009) Reading Genesis After Darwin, OUP.
Wilkinson, D. (2009) Worshipping the Creator God: The Christian Doctrine of Creation in Darwin, Creation and the Fall ed. R.J. Berry and T.A. Noble, Leicester, IVP, p. 15-29.
Wilkinson, D. (2010) Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe, T&T Clark.
Wilkinson, D. (2013) Science, Religion and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, OUP
Wilkinson, D. (2015). When I pray what does God do. Monarch