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How to be a Christian and a Scientist

Date

31.05.2017

Time

12:30 - 13:50

Speaker

 - Dr Denis Alexander

Venue

Rm AC1-P4302,

Yeung Kin Man Ac. Bldg.,

83 Tat Chee Avenue,

CityU, Kowloon Tong

Organiser

 - FaSCoRe, HKU

 - Faraday Institute, Cambridge

 - Christian Staff Fellowship, CityU

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About the event

Yes, you are a Christian. And yes, you are a scientist.

  • How does that play out in the day to day decisions that need to be made?
  • Can you discuss science with people at church?
  • Can you discuss Christianity with people in the lab?
  • What des an integrated life look like?

Christianity had a huge and positive influence on the emergence of modern science. Many of the founders of the scientific disciplines that we practice today were people of deep faith whose Christian world-view motivated their scientific enquiry and shaped its practices and assumptions. That integration between science and faith was lost with the professionalization of science that took place from the late 19th century onwards so that today Christian scientists often practice their science in ways quite isolated from their faith. This seminar will explore, at a very practical level, the different ways in which Christians can once more integrate their science with their faith, discussing also some of the challenges that can arise by being a Christian involved in science.

About the speaker

Dr Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. He was previously Chair of the Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge. He has many years’ experience of being known both as a scientist and as a Christian, and notably as an academic who will actively pursue fruitful engagement between science and religion.

Dr Alexander will also give a public lecture at HKU called Slaves to our Genes? Genes, Determinism and God.

Transport to City U

This event is open to academic researchers from across Hong Kong. If you would like to take advantage of co-ordinated transport to CityU from other campuses, please contact us.

If you are making your own way, drections to the venue are here.

Registration

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