Rewriting the Story of Christianity and Science


Dr. Ted Davis


Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.


Anselm House Study Center



Join us for a series of three evening conversations on the relationship between of science and Christianity, with historian of science Dr. Ted Davis (Messiah College). To help us ensure that our space and setup will accommodate interest, please register for this event.



Jan. 23: Why History Matters: Debunking the “Warfare” View of Science and Religion


Many people believe that science and religion are incompatible and have always been in conflict. Dr. Ted Davis will trace the historical origins of this myth back to John William Draper and Andrew Dickson White, two 19th century American scholars, and explain how their ideas were ideologically motivated propaganda. He also will show why modern scholars have wholly rejected the warfare view, even while it persists in popular imagination.


Jan. 24: Faith and Science in Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Ted Davis and Dr. Ron Choong


Join us for an evening with Dr. Ted Davis (Messiah College) and Dr. Ron Choong (Academy for Christian Thought), discussing their own, very different journeys exploring the relationship between faith and science. We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion!


Jan. 25: Why Christianity is Good for Science


If the “warfare” view of science and religion model is historically untenable, how do we understand the relationship between Christianity and science? In this lecture, Dr. Ted Davis will contend the Christian faith complements the picture of the world coming from the sciences. He will argue Christianity can help us achieve a deeper understanding of the way the world is and how we should go about understanding itoffering both a powerful motive for investigating nature and a foundation for the very possibility of scientific knowledge.