Faraday Institute Course in Belfast: An Introduction to Science and Religion
Union Theological College, Belfast: June 24-26, 2011
Aim of Course
This short weekend course is for busy people who would like to obtain a broad introductory overview of the science-religion debate from leading spcialists in the field, covering topics such as the ‘conflict model’ of the science-faith relationship, how the debate is perceived in the media, how religious beliefs might be justified in the light of science, and the issue of miracles. The impact of particular sciences such as modern cosmology and neuroscience on faith will also be addressed, as will ‘animal theology’. There will be plenty of opportunity for interactions with speakers during the periods set aside for questions and discussion.
Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics
- Prof. Dame Ingrid Allen : The Neuroscience Correlates of Religious Faith and Practice
- Dr William Crawley : A Media Perspective on Science-Religion Issues
- Revd Dr Rodney Holder FIMA FRAS: Science and the Justification of Religious Belief
- Prof. David Livingstone OBE FBA: The Demise of the Conflict Model in Science and Religion?
- Prof. Tom Millar : Multiple Universes, One Faith
- Revd Dr Scott Peddie : Animal Theology
- Prof. Stephen Williams : The Day the Sun Stood Still: Biblical Miracles and Modern Science