McLeish at Regent, Science and Religion over Two Millennia

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The UBC Graduate & Faculty Christian Forum, the Oikodome Foundation, the UBC Murrin Fund, Regent College, Trinity Western University, TWU’s Faith & Science Club, and the CSCA present a lecture by Dr. Tom McLeish (Prof. Physics, Chemistry, Durham University) at Regent College.

Tom McLeish is a very accomplished prize-winning biophysics professor at Durham University. In 2014, he published a very important book called Faith and Wisdom in Science (OUP). He shows the common sentiment between the search for/love of wisdom about natural things in Job and other wisdom literature of the Bible and the history of scientific investigations. It stretches the mind and offers a new paradigm that avoids some of the traditional conflicts and narrow thinking of this discussion (on both sides). McLeish finds that science can be seen as a deeply religious activity, and the current form of a deep and continuous thread in human culture. He longs to equip churches to work with science as God’s gift, and for secular scientists to see the search for wisdom about the world in science.

Read more at our Tom McLeish Lecture Tour page.

Free Public Lecture:
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM | Regent College
“Science and Religion over Two Millennia – A Long History of Shouting?”


Abstract: Whether explicitly or implicitly, most public broadcast and published discourse on science and religion assumes the ‘conflict model’ of their relationship as a historical and present given.  Yet there is strong evidence that this narrative is a combination of 19th century invention, and presentist projection onto earlier history.  Drawing on material from science itself, the sociology of science and technology, history of natural philosophy and theological readings of OT wisdom literature, I will suggest a fresh approach that urges a re-formulation of a theology of science that has been present for most of the history of human engagement with the natural world.

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