About the Science and the Theology of Wonder course
Wonder, Wisdom, and Worship
How can the science and Christian theology move beyond the western cultural model of conflict without engaging in conflict itself?
In a tradition from the pages of scripture through the lives of scientific pioneers to the contemporary worship scene, David Wilkinson explores modes of conversation which enrich both science and theology.
About the Tutor
David Wilkinson is Principal of St John’s College and also Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University.
His background is research in theoretical astrophysics, where he gained a PhD in the study of star formation, the chemical evolution of galaxies and terrestrial mass extinctions. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He also holds a PhD in Systematic Theology where he explored the future of the physical universe.
His recent books include Christian Eschatology and the Physical Universe (T&T Clark) Science, Religion and SETI (OUP), and When I pray what does God do? (Monarch).
This course is part of the Science for Seminaries programme to enhance teaching on ethics by exploring the interface of science and theology.
The Sarum College Science and Faith Lecture Series is funded by a grant to promote science-engaged theology from the ‘Science for Seminaries’ programme run by research project Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS).
The Sarum College Science and Faith Lectures
Free online Mondays 7-8.30pm from 30 January to 6 March 2023.
This is the final date in the series.
Previous courses were:
Science and the Theology of Climate Change
With Martin Hodson and Margot Hodson
Science and the Theology of Catastrophe
with Roger Abbott
Science and the Theology of Wellbeing
with Gillian Straine
Science and the Theology of Evolution
with Bethany Sollereder
Science and the Theology of Dementia
with Joanna Collicutt