Should we always follow the science?

Alister McGrath

In this webinar conversation in the Questions of our Times series, Alister Mc Grath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, talks about the myths and realities of the relationship between science and religion, the role of science in setting public policy, what evidence religion can offer for the existence of God, and the question, Should we always follow the science?

Alister McGrath is a leading public theologian. After initial flirtations with scientific atheism as a teenager, he discovered Christianity while he was a science undergraduate at Oxford University. He is best known for his public engagement with the scientific atheism of Richard Dawkins; for his widely-used theological textbooks, which have been translated into 20 languages; and for his award-winning biography of CS Lewis (2013).

His books include:

The Dawkins Delusion? (2007)
Why God Won’t Go Away: Engaging with the New Atheism (2011)
C.S. Lewis: A Life (2013)
Through a Glass Darkly: Journeys through Science, Faith and Doubt (2021)

Alister McGrath website – with news, publications, and public engagements

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Nigel Bovey

The host for Questions of our Times is Major Nigel Bovey, former editor of the Salvation Army magazine The War Cry, and the author of several books. His latest book, Browsing the Bible is a guide for anyone who wants to get started (or who wants to keep on reading) the Bible. Find our review of the book here: A guide to browsing the Bible.