Science and Religion

Oxford is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the relation of science and religion. Oxford’s Faculty of Theology and Religion is home both to the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, one of the world’s foremost institutions dedicated to fostering research, teaching and public engagement in the field; and to the Andreas Idreos Chair of Science and Religion, one of the world’s most prestigious endowed professorships in the field, currently held by Alister McGrath. Research within the Faculty covers the broad field of science and religion, and is supplemented by collaboration with colleagues in other Faculties with interests in the field. The main research areas include the following: the history of the interaction of science and religion, especially in the early modern period and the nineteenth century; the theological significance of the scientific method; the philosophy of science and the rationality of faith; the concept of divine action; the scientific study of religion, especially the cognitive science of religion and the psychology of religion; and second-person perspectives on God and the natural world.

  • Ian Ramsey Centre Seminars

Further information on this programme and the wide range of other events at the Faculty can be found on the events page here and on the lecture list.

Click here for information on supervisors working in this area.

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