Featured speaker Ted Davis

ONLINE: Why Christianity is Good for Science

Date and Time:November 10, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM undefined
Organizer:Graduate Theological Union

BioLogos Voices speaker Ted Davis will present “Why Christianity is Good for Science” on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. This is an online virtual event hosted by Graduate Theological Union.

“A vocal group of contemporary scientists and others known as the “New Atheists” pit reason versus religion, fact versus faith, and science versus Christianity. This talk responds directly to that attitude.  Drawing on information and insights from the history and philosophy of science, Dr. Davis will argue that Christian faith actually complements the picture of the world coming from the sciences, helping us to achieve a deeper understanding of both the way the world is and how we should go about understanding it, while providing a powerful motive for investigating nature. The Christian doctrine of creation help us to understand more of reality than science alone can study—including the very possibility of science itself as a form of knowledge about nature.”

Featured speaker

Ted Davis

Ted Davis

Ted Davis is Professor of the History of Science at Messiah College. A former high school science teacher, Ted studied history and philosophy of science at Indiana University, where his mentor was the late Richard S. Westfall, author of the definitive biography of Isaac Newton. With the English historian Michael Hunter, Ted edited The Works of Robert Boyle, 14 vols. (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1999-2000), but his interests include the whole 2000-year interaction of Christianity and science. Author of dozens of scholarly articles and essays, Ted is one of few historians who have written extensively about both the Scientific Revolution and modern America. He and his wife Kathy enjoy theater, music, and traveling to new places.