Brethren, peace and good to you in Jesus’ holy name. Exploring about the ‘Net I found the site dedicated to the James Gregory Public Lectures on Science and Religion, a series of 12 public lectures by eminent British and international speakers held at the University of St Andrews over a 4-year period between Dec 2007 and June 2011 on a wide range of contemporary issues in Science and Religion. According to the website, the basic aim was “to encourage constructive and open dialogue and an exchange of ideas on many intriguing points of contact between Science and Religion. With a rise of unhealthy fundamentalism, it was felt there was a need to increase understanding, so that we may be better informed about the nature of the scientific enterprise and of religious thought. Both Science and Religion have key insights about our human nature, our creativity and our possible future” quote.
Anglican Bishop N.T. “Tom” Wright was one of the lecturers. He’s an outstanding theologian, New Testament scholar, and historian with a great talent for oral and written communications. His lecture, Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection? is available at the site in the following formats:
- Lecture transcript (99KB PDF)
- Lecture transcript (73KB DOC)
- Lecture audio (14MB MP3)
- Lecture movie - complete lecture (147MB MOV)
- Lecture movie - questions following lecture (48MB MOV)
- Post-lecture dinner discussion audio (20MB MP3)
- Post-lecture dinner discussion transcript (138KB PDF)
These lectures are also available at the site:
- Prof. Katherine Blundell - "Are we alone in the Universe?"
- Prof. David Myers - "Psychology and Religion"
- Prof. Colin Humphreys - "Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?"
- Prof. Pauline Rudd - "Is there more to life than genes?"
- Dr Bill Newsome - "The Mind - Brain or Spirit?"
- Revd. Dr David Wilkinson - "God and the Big Bang"
- Prof. Keith Ward - "God, Science and the New Atheism"
- Prof. Ken Miller - "Life - Creation or Evolution?"
- Sir John Houghton - "Global Warming - is it real and what should we do?"
- Revd Dr John Polkinghorne - "Does God Interact with his Suffering World?"
- Dr Bruno Guiderdoni - "Islam and Science
- Dr Denis Alexander - "Has science made Religion Redundant?"
- Bishop Tom Wright - "Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection?"
Great lectures by lots of smart people. Enjoy!