What is Science?: Perspectives from the Philosophy of Science

GOD & SCIENCE

 

Considering God’s Works

 

The Bible instructs Christians to consider the works of the Creator (Ps 111:2, Ps 19:1-6, Ps 8, Job 37:14) and Scripture tells us that even “God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature” may be clearly seen and “understood from what has been made” (Rom 1:20). Consequently, to believe in God as the Creator of the universe entails our making an effort to know more about the world God created—together with its beauty, its mystery, its wonder, its history, its vastness, its laws, its horrors, and its limits.

 

In this class, we behold God’s cosmos through the lenses of the natural sciences and the philosophy of science. With the help of the ever-attentive eyes of the natural sciences, we explore the majesty of the material reality that God has created and continues to create. Learning what science is and is not, we discover how theological and scientific truths interrelate, and how specific areas of scientific knowledge interact with, challenge, and uphold key areas of Christian belief.

 

 

 

 

 

God & Science Lectures Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Nature of Truth and Limits in Science and Theology

The Nature of Truth and Limits in Science and Theology

How Early Christians Read Their Bible and Understood the World of Nature

The War that Never Was—Unmaking the Myth of the “Historical Conflict Between Christianity and Science”

The Metaphysical Foundations of Science and the Role of Science in Faith

The Sectarian Origins of Young-Earth Creationism

“In the Beginning”: Part I

“In the Beginning”: Part II

The Creation and Evolution of Life: Part I

The Creation and Evolution of Life: Part II

What Does it Mean to be Human?

Divine Action, Miracles, & Contemporary Science?

The Physical Resurrection of Jesus &

the Fact that Matter Matters

Human Nature, Neuroscience, & the Soul

Cognitive Science, Morality, &

the Emergence of the Human Person

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