Sarah Lane Ritchie

Sarah Lane Ritchie is Lecturer in Theology and Science at the University of Edinburgh. She has a PhD in Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh, where her doctoral work focused on the question of divine action in the human mind. A Michigander by birth, Sarah also holds a BA in Philosophy and Religion from Spring Arbor University, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and an MSc in Science and Religion from the University of Edinburgh. Her published work focuses on questions arising from the intersection of theology, philosophy, and the various brain-related sciences. Sarah’s research interests include divine action, philosophy of mind, naturalism, cognitive science of religion, and the psychology of belief formation.

  • What Exactly Is the “Natural World”? (And Why the Answer Matters)

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    What Exactly Is the “Natural World”? (And Why the Answer Matters) | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    Jim Stump's Science and Christianity is refreshingly nuanced in its discussions of what, exactly, it means to be natural in the first place. Read More >

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  • Challenging the Standard Models of Science and Faith

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    Challenging the Standard Models of Science and Faith | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    In Science and Christianity, Jim Stump demonstrates the insufficiencies of the standard models of relationship between science and religion. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • Why We Can’t “Solve” The Problem of Divine Action

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    Why We Can’t “Solve” The Problem of Divine Action | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    The difficulty when discussing how God interacts with the world, is that there is a natural pull toward two different ideas that most Christians find problematic. Read More >

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  • Does the Success of Science Leave God Unemployed? (Part 1)

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    Does the Success of Science Leave God Unemployed? (Part 1) | Sarah Lane Ritchie

    Modern science has explained much of our world in terms of natural processes. What does this mean for divine action in the world? Read More >

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