The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has been awarded a $200,000 research grant from Calvin College for Project SATURN (Scientific and Theological Understandings of Randomness in Nature). The purpose of this grant is to study the scientific warrants for and theological implications of randomness, propensities and indeterminism in nature - including such natural phenomena as the self-organization of the rings of Saturn out of apparently random processes and gravitational interactions.
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An Interview with Robert J. Russell, Director of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
Science and Religion have always been thought of as diametric opposites, searching for different truths. One need only think of Galileo and Copernicus. How have these poles been brought closer together?
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'The popular image of science as providing reliable, useful and objective knowledge, whilst theology only offers speculative and subjective opinion is remarkably widespread and persistent. This remains so despite a large and growing body of academic literature which presents a much more nuanced view. One important understanding is that both science and theology can be seen as saying (albeit in different ways) true things about the way things really are - i.e.
Knut-Willy Sæther is Adjunct Professor in religious education at the Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology (Høyskolen for Ledelse og Teologi). His Ph.D. was in the area of philosophy of religion focused on the work of John Polkinghorne, and he currently serves as Associate Professor at the University College of Volda. Sæther is an experienced educator and has written on the relationship between theology and the natural sciences.