Mark Harris

  Mark Harris, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Science and Religion at the University of Edinburgh. His first academic career was in Physics, but after studying Theology as preparation for ministry in the Church of England, he became enthralled with Biblical Studies. He is interested in the ways that modern science has affected biblical interpretation, especially in understandings of creation and of miracle. He is the author of The Nature of Creation: Examining the Bible and Science (Routledge, 2013).

  • The Catch-22 of the "Science and Religion" Conversation

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    The Catch-22 of the "Science and Religion" Conversation | Mark Harris

    It's hard to talk about the relationship between "science" and "religion" without reinforcing the sense of cultural conflict between the two.  Read More >

  • Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 2

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    Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 2 | Mark Harris

    Christ is the reason the natural sciences work: he is the source of the laws of nature, and he contains and underpins the natural sciences.  Read More >

    Basics PART 3 of 3
  • Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 1

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    Christ, Trinity, and Creation, Part 1 | Mark Harris

    TChrist is the pattern for all created things, while the Spirit – his presence in the created world – breathes the divine fire into the equations Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 3
  • Creation Unfolding: Reading Genesis in a Historical Setting

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    Creation Unfolding: Reading Genesis in a Historical Setting | Mark Harris

    It’s not a problem, in my view, to see the authors of Genesis embedded in their times, writing in the scientific/mythological terms they knew, even if those terms are now obsole... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3