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Science and Religion: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Date: 23 July 2007 Time: 9.00 am
An international and interdisciplinary conference to mark the retirement of Professor John Hedley Brooke.
Science and Religion
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
23-26 July 2007
About the conference:
This international and interdisciplinary conference is being held to mark the retirement of Professor John Hedley Brooke, who taught the history of science at Lancaster University for thirty years before becoming the first Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford - a post from which he retired last year. It will bring together historians, philosophers, scientists, and theologians from around the world to debate the latest research into science-religion relationships, including:
John Hedley Brooke (University of Oxford)
Azizan Baharrudin (University of Malaya) Peter Lipton (University of Cambridge) Janet Browne (Harvard University) Nancey Murphy (Fuller Theological Seminary) Geoffrey Cantor (University of Leeds) Ronald Numbers (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Simon Conway Morris (University of Cambridge) Margaret Osler (University of Calgary) Willem Drees (Leiden University) Robert Segal (University of Aberdeen) Noah Efron (Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv) Frank Turner (Yale University) Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire) Wentzel van Huyssteen (Princeton Theological Seminary) Peter Harrison (University of Oxford) Keith Ward (University of Oxford) Jon Hodge (University of Leeds) Fraser Watts (University of Cambridge) Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto) Paul White (University of Cambridge)
Brooke's 1991 book, Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives, and his Gifford Lectures with Geoffrey Cantor, published in 1998 as Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science and Religion, have led the way in overturning simplistic narratives of conflict or harmony and in setting new standards for sophisticated historical studies of science and religion. These works have been widely appreciated not only by historians but also by many participants in debates about science and religion who had not previously taken an interest in the history of the subject.
At this conference, world-class speakers will offer a wide range of historical and contemporary perspectives on the engagement of science and religion.
There will be talks on:
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: History
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