Book of Job

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Does the Book of Job really speak to science today?
Does the Book of Job really speak to science today?
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Does the Book of Job really speak to science today?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Why is evolution so wasteful?
Why is evolution so wasteful?
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Why is evolution so wasteful?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Order, Chaos and Creation – an interview with Professor Tom McLeish (2015) (Interview)
Order, Chaos and Creation – an interview with Professor Tom McLeish (2015) (Interview)
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Order, Chaos and Creation – an interview with Professor Tom McLeish (2015) (Interview)

Professor Tom McLeish reflects on science and Christianity referring to the book of Job as a place where clear links between the two can be found. He refers to an extract in Job which consists of 135 questions about the natural world. Questions such as: ‘Do you know where light comes from?’ ‘Where does hail come from? ‘Can you explain why the hawk navigates to the south?’ – all of which illustrate one of the most important aspects of science – asking questions. McLeish’s argument can be found in more detail in his book Faith and Wisdom in Science (2014).

Varieties of Creation in the Bible – Emeritus Professor David Clines (Lecture)
Varieties of Creation in the Bible – Emeritus Professor David Clines (Lecture)
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Varieties of Creation in the Bible – Emeritus Professor David Clines (Lecture)

Emeritus Professor David Clines presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. During his talk he discusses the different interpretations of creation – including the initial act of creation and the created world that comes into being.

Job, Wisdom and Making Peace with Nature – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
Job, Wisdom and Making Peace with Nature – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
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Job, Wisdom and Making Peace with Nature – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)

Professor Tom McLeish presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. During his talk Tom draws on the writings of Job as a way of making clear links between science and Christianity.

The Privilege and Pain of Freedom: Creation and the Theology of Doing Science – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
The Privilege and Pain of Freedom: Creation and the Theology of Doing Science – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
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The Privilege and Pain of Freedom: Creation and the Theology of Doing Science – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)

Professor Tom McLeish reflects on the themes of chaos and freedom as a theologically interested and committed scientist. On completion of his publication Faith and Wisdom in Science he is often asked ‘does your Christian faith change the way you do physics?’. McLeish reflects on the answer to this important question.

Bible, History, Now – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
Bible, History, Now – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)
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Bible, History, Now – Professor Tom McLeish (Lecture)

Professor Tom McLeish contextualises cosmology in light of Job – as both an Anglican lay reader and professional physicist.

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