Astronomer's quest to link science, faith wins religion award
$1.4 million prize goes to British professor
By Chris Herlinger Religion News Service Published March 17, 2006
.........."Many of the deepest and most engaging questions that we grapple with still about the nature of the universe have their origins in our purely religious quest for meaning. The concept of a lawful universe with order that can be understood and relied upon emerged largely out of religious beliefs about the nature of God."
Barrow's win continues a recent trend. While early Templeton winners were such well-known figures as Mother Teresa and evangelist Billy Graham, the prize in recent years has focused more on honoring those advancing the burgeoning field of religion, spirituality and science...........