Published on January 19, 2022 by Sean Flynt
A new book by Josh Reeves
Samford University’s Department of Biblical and Religious Studies will host a live and online discussion of professor Josh Reeves’ new book Redeeming Expertise: Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (central time).
In the book, Reeves argues against a popular conception of Christians as science-deniers. He offers a sympathetic account of the average Christian in the pew and explains the reasons why skepticism toward mainstream science is compelling to many conservative Christians, but he also proposes a uniquely Christian defense of taking scientific expertise seriously as part of a healthy intellectual life and process of discernment.
Scholars Hannah Eagleson of InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network and Ken Keathley of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary will offer responses at the event, and audience questions are encouraged.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.