July 8, 2008
Philanthropist Sir John Templeton Dies
Templeton wrote books on finance and spirituality and gave funds to many religious leaders like Mother Teresa and Billy Graham.
Legendary philanthropist Sir John Templeton died at 95 today in the Bahamas, where he had lived for decades, according to the New York Times.
Templeton was known for funding religion and science projects, donating millions to religious leaders, scholar, and scientists.
CT wrote a story on Templeton in 2005 with comments from Joel Carpenter, former religion officer for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
"Sir John's theology is very eclectic. He has pushed [grants] to be religiously and theologically inclusive. However, the people who are most vitally interested in the relation of science and religion are traditional orthodox Christians. No one in the evangelical world is doing faith and science in the same way Templeton is."