Science and Religion with the Rev. Alister McGrath


Wednesday Self-Study Series

Oxford University Scholar the Rev. Alister McGrath will lead the self-paced series on science and religion consisting of 27 six- to seven-minute videos, which look into the crossovers between science and religion.

Once an avowed atheist, McGrath’s initial academic work was in the natural sciences and he earned a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from Oxford in 1977. The Irish native has earned international respect for his work in historical theology, systematic theology, and the relationship between science and religion, as well as his writings on apologetics. In addition to his work at Oxford, McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds in southwestern England.

Science and Religion: Introducing the Field
Science and Religion: A Personal Journey
The Warfare of Science and Religion?
Science and Faith: Different Maps of Reality
What does it mean to explain something?
How do we develop theories?
How do we find the best explanation?
Faith and Proof in Science
Faith and Proof in Religion
Scientism: Exploring the Limits of the Sciences
Can God “explain” anything?
Watching the Heavens: Copernicus and Kepler
Isaac Newton and the Mechanical Universe
Miracles and the Laws of Nature
How does God act in the world?
Darwin, Evolution, and God
Albert Einstein on Science and Faith
The Big Bang: Creation and Cosmology
A Fine-Tuned Universe
Models and Analogies in Science
Models and Analogies in Religion
Reductionism in Science and Religion
Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life
Science, Religion, and Moral Values
Natural Theology
Mystery in Science and Religion
Conclusion: Framing the Relation of Science and Religion