Book Launch with Gillian Straine

9780281068739-2Gillian Straine will be in Sarum College Bookshop on Wednesday 19 November at 12.15pm to launch her new book ‘Introducing Science and Religion‘.

The book offers a useful toolkit for those who believe in God and science, and have a desire to hold them together with integrity.

Examining the history of the interaction between science and religion, Gillian Straine looks at biblical and theological ideas and the key areas of science, such as the origin of the universe, evolution and human consciousness.

“The science and religion debate is one of the most significant conversations going on in contemporary society. Gillian Straine has laid out the grammar of this conversation with remarkable clarity, enabling any of us to understand and engage with the issues at stake. We need interpreters of science and followers of religion who have good minds, a love of the language and an ability to speak fluently. Gillian Straine is all of these. We sit at the feet of a true linguist.”

John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford

In this way, she equips readers to decide which path they will take through these crucial debates. Such paths offer ways of balancing both a serious and nuanced understanding of science with a lively, rational and questioning faith in God that takes the Bible seriously.

Revd Dr Gillian Straine completed a bachelor of science in Physics at Imperial College London in 2000. Her doctoral research explored the radiative properties of the atmosphere and involved flying in planes around storm systems. Having worked in various roles in London churches, she trained for the priesthood, studying theology at Oxford University, before serving her curacy in the Oxford Diocese.

Gillian currently lives in London with her family, working as priest without portfolio, writing on science and theology. She is a speaker for The Faraday Institute of Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge.

Free entry, all welcome, wine and refreshments provided.

Copies of the book will be available to buy at a reduced price at the event.

For more information or to RSVP email bookshop@sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899.

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