I am very sorry to have to tell you that John Hick passed away yesterday evening. According to his son Pete, John died peacefully in his arms. We had John’s 90th birthday only three weeks ago.
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 Knowledge, Evil and the God of Love, Death and the Eternal Life, An Interpretation of Religion, The 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 the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion in honour of him. His last public speech can be watched here.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
We will provide further details as they become available.
February 10, 2012 — 8:11
Author: Yujin Nagasawa Category: Uncategorized Tags: evil, Gifford Lectures, God, John Hick Comments: 28