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Bancewicz, Ruth

Ruth Bancewicz

Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where she currently works on positive expressions of the science-faith dialogue. Ruth studied genetics at Aberdeen University, and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University. She then spent two years as a part-time postdoctoral researcher at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh University, while also working as the Development Officer for Christians in Science. She moved to the Faraday Institute in 2006 to develop resources on Science and Christianity – a project that generated the Test of FAITH materials, the first of which were published in 2009. Ruth blogs at Science and Belief, and her latest book, God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith will be published by Monarch in January 2015.

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Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 1

2 Part Series: Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue

There is often a worry that working in or studying science is a threat to faith, but stories of scientists who are Christians in the top ranks of academia show that this is not the case.
March 24, 2014 
Ruth Bancewicz 
Christian Unity, Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science as Christian Calling 
 
Beauty, Science and Theology, Part 1

3 Part Series: Beauty, Science and Theology

It doesn't take a scientist to appreciate the beauty with which God has arrayed his creation. But scientists do have the opportunity (and training) to appreciate different kinds of beauty than do most non-scientists, whether they are ordinarily "hidden" in the extremes of scale, the elegant processes of an experiment, or in the abstraction of mathematics. Indeed the appreciation of various kinds of beauty has always played a critical role in motivating scientists to investigate the world, and in helping them decipher its workings. In the three-part essay, Ruth Bancewicz explores some of the ways beauty, science and theology intertwine.
July 23, 2012 
Ruth Bancewicz 
Worship & Arts 
 
Awe in Science

Awe in Science

If we can understand the experiences of the people who work every day in the lab, our dialogues concerning science and religion will be far more fruitful.
January 10, 2013 
Ruth Bancewicz 
Science as Christian Calling 
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Worshipping God with Science: The Test of FAITH Tour

Worshipping God with Science: The Test of FAITH Tour

The primary reason why a Christian should consider science as a career is because it offers unique opportunities to worship God.
September 26, 2011 
Ruth Bancewicz 
Science as Christian Calling 
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