Oxford Job Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Natural Theology

https://www.theology.ox.ac.uk/article/vacancy-post-doctoral-research-fellow-in-natural-theology-ian-ramsey-centre-for-science-and Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 with a discretionary range to £42,418 p.a. The University proposes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Natural Theology to be based at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. This is a fixed-term post available for two years from 1 September 2018. This appointment is a key component of a two year research project, directed by Professor Alister McGrath, entitled “Renewal of Natural Theology: Academic Engagement and Church Outreach”. The Fellow will be required to develop research in the field of natural theology, with a particular focus on assessing its importance academically (as an intellectual interface between science and faith), apologetically (as a means of helping the churches engage with a scientific culture

By |2017-12-28T15:43:46+01:00December 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Science & Religion News|

Diverse Intelligences: Templeton World Charity Foundation Grant

ISSR would like to draw its members' attention to the following videos relating to the upcoming Diverse Intelligences project funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. ISSR is pleased to have applied for a significant portion of funding under the "Morality in the Machine Age" branch of the grant. If successful, Harris Wiseman (with ISSR President Michael J. Reiss as PI), will explore the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence in assisting various facets of moral living at the individual and social levels. Please see the links below for more details on the Diverse Intelligences project. https://futurism.com/videos/sponsored-morality-machine-age/ https://futurism.com/videos/sponsored-artificial-intelligence-beyond-turing-test/ https://futurism.com/videos/sponsored-brilliance-living-world-intelligence/

By |2017-12-06T15:51:30+01:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: News|

Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality, by Fraser Watts

Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality provides readers with a critical overview of what psychology tells us about religion and spirituality. It is concise without being simplistic, and the first such broad overview to be published for some years. Fraser Watts recognizes that 'religion' is complex and multi-faceted, taking different forms in different people and contexts. The book presents a broad view of psychology; whatever kind of psychology you are interested in, you will find it covered here, from biological to social, and from experimental to psychoanalytic. It focuses particularly on the varied concepts that psychologists have employed to make sense of religion and subjects them to critical examination. The book is also concerned with practical applications, helping those engaged in religious ministry. It will be of interest to undergraduates

By |2017-11-23T15:16:15+01:00November 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities. Application deadline extended to 10th October 2017

Recognizing that the start of the academic year can be a challenging time to martial major grant applications, the CCCU subsidiary in Oxford, SCIO, has extended the deadline for its funded project, Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities.  Deadline extended to 10 October, 2017. This project, taking place over the next two years may benefit you, your faculty and students, and your broader campus!  SCIO has received two grants from Templeton Religion Trust and the Blankemeyer Foundation totalling ca. $2 million to enable a second round of our Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities programme.  This programme combines opportunities for faculty, students, campus executives, and the broader campus community: Participating faculty spend two summer months in Oxford (July 2018 and 2019) working on science

By |2017-09-27T17:48:31+01:00September 27th, 2017|Categories: News|

2018 ESSSAT/ISSR Conference

The 2018 Conference of ESSSAT (the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology) is being organised in partnership with ISSR. http://www.esssat.eu/2018-conference/  The theme is Nature and Beyond: Transcendence and Immanence in Science and Religion, and it will be held in Lyon, France – April 17th – 22nd, 2018. ISSR members will be able to register at the same reduced rate as ESSSAT members  We hope to see a good number of ISSR members at the conference, and we strongly encourage submissions of papers, which are due by 31st October. http://www.esssat.eu/call-for-papers-2018-conference-nature-and-beyond/  Fraser Watts Exec Sec, ISSR  

By |2017-09-18T16:39:09+01:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: News|

Book Launch Party July 13th – Genes, Determinism and God, by Denis Alexander

Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, invites you to a party organised by Cambridge University Press to launch his new book ‘Genes, Determinism and God’. Date: Thursday 13th July, 6.00 p.m. Place: CUP Bookshop, 1-2 Trinity Street, Cambridge Cambridge University Press would be really grateful if you could e-mail ehunter@cambridge.org if you are able to come. To make it really easy, here is a sentence you can just copy and paste to ehunter@cambridge.org: “Thank you for your invitation to the launch party of ‘Genes, Determinism and God’ on July 13th. I am pleased to accept”. The book developed out of the Gifford Lectures which Professor Alexander gave at St. Andrews University a few years ago. A 20% discount on this title can be obtained by following this link: www.cambridge.org/ALEXANDER17

By |2017-06-23T16:55:48+01:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, 2017–19

Dear Colleagues, Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities II, 2017–19, is a significant opportunity for up to 25 early- to mid-level career faculty members from the CCCU and others from across the globe to experience an enhanced summer programme aimed at developing interdisciplinary skills in Science and Religion. Following on the success of the first Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities programme, 2014-2016, the Templeton Religion Trust and The Blankemeyer Foundation have awarded SCIO, the UK Centre of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), a grant of ca. $2 million to create a summer seminars in science and religion in Oxford and enhance activities on CCCU-related campuses. Science and religion are often presupposed to be antagonists, and debates in the

By |2017-05-03T17:13:33+01:00April 26th, 2017|Categories: News|
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