On Christmas Day 2021, following the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson quoted from Psalm 19, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God.” But in what sense, if any, can this claim be made today? Do the heavens point to their Creator, or to nothing but an immense and ultimately meaningless void? What are the prospects of the religious and scientific impulses of humanity being in conflict or constructive engagement in the 21st century? Explore these and other big questions.
A presentation by Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
in dialogue with
Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Chair of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
with an introduction by
Ian Shipsey, Head of Physics and Henry Moseley Centenary Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Oxford
and a message of welcome from:
Maria Beer, Oxford DPhil Student, University of Montevideo
Organised by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, in collaboration with the Department of Physics and the Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Oxford.
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