John Hick has Died

John was Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University and H. G. Wood Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham. He delivered Gifford Lectures in 1986-7 and he was awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Religion in 1991. He was best known for his work on the problem of evil, religious pluralism, eschatology and Christology. He published numerous books including Faith and KnowledgeEvil and the God of LoveDeath and the Eternal LifeAn Interpretation of ReligionThe Metaphor of God Incarnate and Between Faith and Doubt. John was also highly respected in Birmingham for his community service in the areas of civil rights and inter-faith/inter-race relations.

Last year the University of Birmingham awarded him an honorary doctorate and launched theJohn Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion in honour of him. His last public speech can be watched here.

Via.  I was personally never a fan of Hick’s theology, but he was fairly influential and his passing is a sadness.

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