Summer School in Theological and Biblical Studies

The relationship between Science and Faith

Today’s society tends to see science and religion as being at odds with one another - two different world views with competing and incompatible truth claims. But is that really how it is? Modern science was pioneered by people of faith, and down the ages the Church has been a promoter of, as well as at times wary about, scientific enquiry. We live in an age of unprecedented scientific and technological development, with change happening at an incredible pace. Understanding how Christianity and science have related to each other historically can help us answer some of the questions that science poses for us as Christians today: How do we share the Gospel is this scientific age? How can the Church engage with science? Should faith groups have say in the public discourse on the ethics of science and technology? This year’s Biblical and Theological Studies Summer School will look at some of the areas of debate within science and religion, both historical and contemporary, and explore how we might begin to answer these questions.

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