East meets West: Approaches to Science in the Orthodox and Western Christian Traditions

Monday 17 September 2018

This conference arises out of the project "Science and Orthodoxy around the World" organized by the Greek National Research Foundation and funded by the Templeton WCF. Its main goals are to show how
• the Orthodox Christian approach to science can benefit the ongoing general discussion in Science and Religion and to
• map the ongoing discussion among the Orthodox Christian Community on the science-religion relationship and to
• ensure that this important contribution from Orthodoxy is included in the global discussion on Science and Religion.

Speakers


Dr Hilary Marlow (University of Cambridge)
The modern environmental challenge: Insights from Eastern and Western Christian Theologies


Rev. Dr Christopher C. Knight (Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge)
Eastern Orthodox Perspectives on the Science-Theology Dialogue

Moderator:
Dr Efthymios Nicolaidis (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens; Director of the Science and Orthodoxy around the World project)

6.00-9.00 pm, Monday September 17th 2018
The Garden Room, St Edmunds College Cambridge
FREE but Booking essential - click here

A collaborative event between
The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (Cambridge)
Institute of Historical Research / National Hellenic Research Foundation (Athens)

 


Programme


Chair: Dr Efthymios Nicolaidis
6.00- 6.30 Light supper
6.30-6.40 Dr Efthymios Nicolaidis ‘The Science and Orthodoxy around the World project’
6.40-7.10 Dr Hilary Marlow (University of Cambridge) - The modern environmental challenge: Insights from Eastern and Western Christian Theologies
7.10-7.20 Dr Elizabeth Theokritoff (Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge) – Response to Hilary Marlow
7.20-7.35 Discussion
7.35-8.00 Tea Break
8.00-8.40 Rev. Dr Christopher C. Knight (Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge) Eastern Orthodox Perspectives on the Science-Theology Dialogue
8.40-8.55 Discussion
8.55-9.00 Dr Efthymios Nicolaidis Concluding Remarks
9.00 End