Faith and Science
This course investigates the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and scientific inquiry. Students will critically reflect on the historical emergence of science as a discipline distinct from theology, and how major discoveries in the natural sciences have shaped the discourse concerning Christianity in public life. Topics covered in the class include: cosmology; evolution; genetics; classical and quantum physics; sociology; medicine; neurobiology and the science of consciousness. Students will consider how scientific discovery affects theological understanding, and how Christian faith guides the application of science and technology. Providing students with a foundation in scientific discourse, this course will also give students an opportunity to craft Orthodox Christian apologetics.
- Course Categories: General Theology
- Science Topics: Earth Science & Environment, History & Philosophy of Science, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Brain, & Mind, Physics and Cosmos
- Syllabus: Faith and Science
evolution, history of science, neuroscience, cosmology, technology, quantum mechanics, ecology, bioethics, catholic, orthodox, faith and science