Lunchtime Lecture: The Making of a Scientific Theologian

Speaker(s): Alister McGrath
Date: Fall 2018
Length: 34m
Product ID: RGDL4802AU

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What does the interface of theology and science look like in the course of a human life? And how can such an academic pursuit coincide with the vocation of a Christian minister?

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In this lunchtime lecture, Professor McGrath will lead us in reflecting on the personal dimensions of doing 'scientific theology,' with reference to the Scottish theologian Thomas F. Torrance. Torrance carried out a vigorous engagement between Trinitarian theology and the natural sciences, while also following the call to church leadership with an ecumenical and international scope. McGrath is an expert guide to his legacy, having written the definitive intellectual biography as well as his own multi-volume A Scientific Theology, which opens with a dedication to Torrance.

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Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Templeton Foundation, these lectures are available free of charge until October 31st 2019.

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Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is author of many books, including A Scientific Theology,The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World, Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes, and the Meaning of Life, and The Dawkins Delusion? Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine.n

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