- Stimulate critical thinking and promote dialogue on key issues central to science and religion.
- Create and support interdisciplinary research and publication.
- Sponsor workshops, seminars, lectures, and other educational events both on and off-campus.
- Establish a mechanism for strengthening Christian faith and scientific understanding.
- Supervise an undergraduate major in science and religion and recruit high-caliber students.
- Seek grants and other funding to support Center objectives.
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Samford Professor Receives Grant to Research Christian Trust in Science
Samford University’s Director of the Center for Science and Religion, Josh Reeves, received a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust for his research project "Trusting God and Trusting Science." The study aims to investigate skepticism towards scientific findings within Christian groups and to identify potential solutions to bridge this trust gap.
Wiget Advances Science, Faith in Groundbreaking Projects
Chemistry professor Paul Wiget is working both within the church and within his profession to advance the unified cause of science and faith.
Samford to Host Science and Theology Conference
Beeson Divinity School, the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies and the Department of Christian Ministry will host the Spring Theology Conference of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding January 13-15, 2022.
Reeves Book Examines Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church
Reeves 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.
Reeves Named Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion
The honor places him in the company of 200 of the world’s most distinguished scholars in the field, selected for their major contributions, standing in their respective fields, sustained engagement with the science and religion debate, scholarly promise or organizational and entrepreneurial skills within the science and religion field.
Reeves Earns Grant for Seminars on Psychology and Christianity
Science and religion professor Josh Reeves has earned a grant from the TheoPsych project at Fuller Theological Seminar, which seeks new insights concerning human nature by bringing together psychological science with relevant theological inquiry.
Samford Chosen as Potential Host for Science and Religion Fellowships
Samford University is one of 20 institutions selected as a potential host for prestigious three-year postdoctoral research fellowships in the field of science and religion, based at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity.