Theology of Science

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Is it possible to take the Bible seriously and believe in evolution?
Is it possible to take the Bible seriously and believe in evolution?
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Is it possible to take the Bible seriously and believe in evolution?

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

What can today’s cutting edge science learn from theology?
What can today’s cutting edge science learn from theology?
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What can today’s cutting edge science learn from theology?

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

Can science and theology have a relationship?
Can science and theology have a relationship?
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Can science and theology have a relationship?

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

How do we equip church leaders to engage with science?
How do we equip church leaders to engage with science?
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How do we equip church leaders to engage with science?

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).

Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

Canon Professor David Wilkinson presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. In his talk David reflects on the relevance of biblical creation as part of the science/Christian dialogue.

Complexity and Decay – Professor Wilson Poon (Lecture)
Complexity and Decay – Professor Wilson Poon (Lecture)
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Complexity and Decay – Professor Wilson Poon (Lecture)

Professor Wilson Poon presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. In his talk he reflects on some of the scientific work being carried out in complexity and offers some theological reflection

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 Image of God: What it means to be human – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
The Image of God: What it means to be human – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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The Image of God: What it means to be human – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

David Wilkinson explores theologically what it means to be human against a backdrop of technology, AI and transhumanism.

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.

Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)
Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)
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Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)

In this collaborative lecture Canon Professor David Wilkinson discusses the ‘end’ in the context of astronomy and the universe. Revd Tim Wall then leads a discussion of new creation – new heaven and new earth.

Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

Drawing on some of the key theological questions (such as, the origin of the universe, the extent of the universe and the exploration of the universe) Canon Professor David Wilkinson takes these issues deeper talking about what we understand by the Christian doctrine of creation.

Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)
Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)
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Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)

Q&A session with Rev Prof Jeff Astley after his talk on free-will.

Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
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Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)

Revd Prof Jeff Astley reflecting on themes of ‘ordinary theology’ and ‘free will’.

The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
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The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)

In this talk Revd Prof Jeff Astley discusses the soul – his talk provides an interesting contrast to that of David Wilkinson’s ‘why I don’t believe in the soul’.

Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

A provocative talk from Canon Professor David Wilkinson on why he does not believe in the soul.

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