List of Christian Nobel laureates

List of Christian Nobel laureates

The Nobel Prize is an annual, international prize first awarded in 1901 for achievements in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. An associated prize in Economics has been awarded since 1969.[5] Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 850 individuals.[6]

According to 100 Years of Nobel Prize (2005) a review of Nobel prizes award between 1901 and 2000 reveals that (65.4%) of Nobel Prizes Laureates, have identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference (423 prize).[7] Overall, Christians have won a total of 78.3% of all the Nobel Prizes in Peace,[8] 72.5% in Chemistry, 65.3% in Physics,[8] 62% in Medicine,[8] 54% in Economics[8] and 49.5% of all Literature awards.[8]

The three primary divisions of Christianity are Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Protestantism. between 1901 and 2000 reveals that 654 Laureates 32% have identified Protestant in its various forms (210 prize),[9] 20.3% were Christians (no information about their denominations) (133 prize),[9] (11.6%) have identified as Catholic[9] and (1.6%) have identified as Eastern Orthodox.[9]

According to study that done by University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1998 found that 60% of Nobel prize laureates in physics from 1901 to 1990 had a Christian background.[10]

Alfred Nobel who established the prizes in 1895, through baptism and confirmation Alfred Nobel was Lutheran and he frequented regularly the Church of Sweden Abroad.[11][12]

Christians make up over 33.2% of the worlds population [13][14][15][16] and have earned 65.4% of Nobel prizes.[7]

References

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  2. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 1904 Ivan Pavlov". Nobelmedia. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gov't Rejects Newspaper Story". The News 2014-05-07. Accessed 2014-05-09.
  4. ^ Martin 2008, p. 30
  5. ^ "Nobel Prize" (2007), in Encyclopædia Britannica, accessed 14 November 2007, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online:
    An additional award, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was established in 1968 by the Bank of Sweden and was first awarded in 1969
  6. ^ "All Nobel Laureates". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  7. ^ a b Baruch A. Shalev‏, 100 Years of Nobel Prizes (2003),Atlantic Publishers & Distributors , p.57: between 1901 and 2000 reveals that 654 Laureates belong to 28 different religion Most 65.4% have identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference.
  8. ^ a b c d e Shalev, Baruch (2005). 100 Years of Nobel Prizes. p. 59
  9. ^ a b c d Shalev, Baruch (2005). 100 Years of Nobel Prizes. p. 60
  10. ^ Nobel prize winners in physics from 1901 to 1990
  11. ^ "Nobel of Peace Laureates". March 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. – For seven years, from 1894 to 1901, Söderblom preached in Paris, where his congregation included Alfred Nobel 
  12. ^ "Alfred Nobel, hans far och hans bröder". March 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. (swe: Genom dop och konfirmation var Alfred Nobel lutheran -en: Alfred Nobel was through baptism and confirmation a Lutheran) 
  13. ^ 33.2% of 6.7 billion world population (under the section 'People') "World". CIA world facts. 
  14. ^ "The List: The World's Fastest-Growing Religions". foreignpolicy.com. March 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  15. ^ "Major Religions Ranked by Size". Adherents.com. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  16. ^ ANALYSIS (2011-12-19). "Global Christianity". Pewforum.org. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 

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