Category: Science & Religion

An open email to Dr. Dawkins

Dear Dr. Dawkins, You don’t know me. There’s no particular reason why you would, at least not yet, but I’m a philosopher and theologian who has followed your career from a distance for several years. Like many people I know I’ve often thought of writing something in response to your anti-religious views but today I […]

CFP: The Soul

  St Anne’s College, University of Oxford 28 June – 1 July 2013 Conference Précis: Ever since Descartes, the soul understood as immediate mental consciousness has tended to stand as a last bastion securing religious belief against naturalistic reduction. But today that bastion is under assault from the ‘new atheists’. However, the bastion is proving […]

CFP: Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 (York, 21-22June 2013)

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 The University of York 21-22 June 2013 Confirmed keynote addresses from: Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield), Matthew Milner (McGill University), & Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adhān (the […]

On “Analytical thinking vs. Religion”

“Analytical thinking vs. religion,” by Connor Wood Is analytical thinking bad for religious belief? Signs point to yes: last month, a study in Science magazine showed that participants who were primed to think analytically – as opposed to intuitively – showed small but significant declines in religious belief. Of course, many commentators and bloggers across […]

ABC & Dawkins to Debate at Oxford

‘THE NATURE OF HUMAN BEINGS AND THE QUESTION OF THEIR ULTIMATE ORIGIN’ Sophia Europa (Theology Faculty), Oxford University in the presence of The Chancellor of the University of Oxford THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS AND SIR ANTHONY KENNY THE SHELDONIAN THEATRE, OXFORD, THURSDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2012, 4.00-5.30PM When complex issues arise, involving serious debate, sound […]