New Horizons in Science and Religion: Launch of the Ian Ramsey Centre Series

New Horizons in Science and Religion: Launch of the Ian Ramsey Centre Series

Peter Harrison
University of Queensland

Alister McGrath
University of Oxford

Mathematical Institute, Oxford


The Ian Ramsey Centre invites you to the launch of the first two volumes of a new book series, “The Ian Ramsey Centre Studies in Science and Religion”.

Tom Perridge, Senior Commissioning Editor, Religion, Oxford University Press, will speak on behalf of the publishers. Andrew Pinsent, Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre and Managing Editor of the Ian Ramsey Studies series, will set out its vision and scope.

PROFESSOR PETER HARRISON, Australian Laureate Fellow and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland, will introduce his volume of essays Science without God?: Rethinking the History of Scientific Naturalism. This important work, edited by Peter Harrison and Jon H. Roberts, offers a comprehensive history of the emergence of scientific naturalism; challenges a number of widely held misconceptions about the history of scientific naturalism; features contributions from leading scholars in the various historical periods; and reveals how past thinkers often relied upon theological ideas and presuppositions in their systematic investigations of the world.

PROFESSOR ALISTER MCGRATH, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, will introduce his monograph The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities. This is the first major study to explore the emergence and significance of the notion of multiple situated rationalities. Focussing on, but not limited to, the relation of science and theology, this work offers an appraisal of human rationality, surveying the forms of reasoning and criteria of rationality that have characterized the production of knowledge across culture and history. It sets out to establish the understandings of rationality as both theory and practice encountered within professional communities in both the natural sciences and Christian theology, and thus to contribute to discussions about the possibilities of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discourse and reflection.

Copies of the two books will be available for purchase. Admission is free. If you would like to reserve a place at this event, please let us know by following this link.

The editors of this series will be glad to hear from any authors who are interested in offering proposals to contribute additional volumes.