Christianity and Science – Lesson 11 – Impact, Influence and Evaluation

WATCH: The guest lecture with Dr Andrew Pinsent, University of Oxford Science and Religion. THINK: About your own evaluation of the relationship between science and religion. 1. What impact has Christianity had on the development of science? Think of some examples you could use to illustrate positive and negative impact. On balance, what is […]

Christianity and Science – Lesson 10 – Issues Raised By Genetic Engineering

WATCH: This lecture READ: The lesson notes provided (below in the resources section). • In your notes list in your own words the different types of genetic engineering.• Give each type of engineering a score from 1 – 5 representing your gut reaction to it. 5 means ‘yippee, I’m thrilled’ and 1 means ‘I’m […]

Christianity and Science – Lesson 9 – John Polkinghorne – Science is Compatible with Christianity

WATCH: This lecture AQA book 2 pages 277 – 280. READ: The lesson notes provided (below in the resources section). RESEARCH: There are a number of interviews with John Polkinghorne on YouTube that you can dip into such as the below. Polkinghorne argues that we can share knowledge and reach agreement in science because […]

Christianity and Science – Lesson 8 – Science and Religion Examples

Fill in the chart with as many examples as you can find – use them to illustrate the points you make in your essays Examples of people who think science and religion are in conflict.               Examples of people who support NOMA Examples of people who argue that science […]

Christianity and Science – Lesson 7a – The Theory of Evolution

WATCH: This lecture READ: AQA text book 2 pages 261-262 In 1802, William Paley, the clergyman and apologist, wrote Natural Theology in which he argued that the appearance of life in the world and their well suitedness was evidence for a designer God in keeping with the story of Creation in Genesis 1, that […]

Christianity and Science – Lesson 5 – The Place of Reason in Science and Religion

Review your understanding of induction, deduction, a posteriori, a priori, abduction from the existence of God unit. Which do you think is/are the more reliable tool(s)? WRITE: Define these key terms:• Epistemology• Ontology You will remember from your study of Religious Language (modern) that Logical Positivism attempted to reduce all meaning to what could be […]

Christianity and Science – Lesson 4 – Complementary Thesis

WATCH: This lecture READ: The lesson notes provided (below in the resources section). RESEARCH: The ideas of Alister McGrath. ‘Why I lost my faith in atheism’. ENGAGE: Is atheism a faith? Is it a world view? THINK: What do you think about this quotation? ‘Science can only have all the answers if science […]