Published on February 11, 2015 by Dr. Steve Donaldson  

Dr. Steve Donaldson, a Senior Fellow at the Samford University Center for Science and Religion has been selected as one of twenty-five international participants in the Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities project at the University of Oxford.

Scholars will study for a month during each summer of 2015 and 2016, attending seminars, participating in tutorials, and engaging in independent research. Donaldson's project is entitled Simulated Brains, Artificial Minds, and the Image of God. The grant also includes funding for a research assistant and implementation of a science and religion club at Samford.

These seminars are sponsored by Scholarship & Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), the UK subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with funding from the Templeton Religion Trust. Click here for the SCIO press release.

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