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
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 isand how we should go about understanding it—offering both a powerful motive for investigating nature and a foundation for the very possibility of scientific knowledge.