Relating Science & Religion: Videos

30 June 2017 The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies hosted the seminar Relating Science & Religion, organised by Doru Costache on behalf of the project Science and Orthodoxy around the World (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens). The event was held at the Sydney College of Divinity, being hosted by Professor James Harrison (SCD’s Director for Research).

Abstracts.

Background essay and photos. Another, related essay.

Introduction to the Seminar and Project SOW: James Harrison and Nikos Livanos

Nikos Livanos on Project Science and Orthodoxy around the World

Relating Science and Religion Seminar, Part 1: Nikos Livanos on Project Science and Orthodoxy around the WorldOn Friday 30 June, at the headquarters of the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD), AIOCS held the much-anticipated Relating Science and Religion seminar on behalf of the Science and Orthodoxy around the World project (an initiative of the Institute for Historical Research at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens).Sponsored by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, the seminar consisted in three exciting presentations by the Reverend Professor Denis Edwards (Professorial Fellow in Theology, Australian Catholic University, Adelaide), Professor Peter Harrison, FAHA (Australian Laureate Fellow, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland), and Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache (AIOCS).The moderator of the seminar, Professor Jim Harrison (SCD Director of Research), welcomed the enthusiastic audience of fifty people, and subsequently introduced each of the distinguished speakers. Mr Nikos Livanos (PhD Candidate, University of Thessaly) then provided an overview of the Science and Orthodoxy around the World project, highlighting its aims and many achievements hitherto. Next, Prof. Peter Harrison discussed the positive role that religious factors played in the motivation and consolidation of the sciences during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Whilst appealing to Sts Irenaeus of Lyons and Athanasius of Alexandria, Father Denis subsequently outlined how the kenotic love of God that was revealed on the Cross was the same as that which functioned in the act of creation; a love which acts in the processes described by the sciences. Lastly, whilst examining how certain saints, including Maximus the Confessor, engaged with the sciences of their time and developed interesting views on movement and change in the universe, Father Doru suggested that contemporary Orthodox must be willing to articulate their faith within the current scientific paradigm.The event concluded with a very engaging Q. and A. session.AIOCS kindly wishes to thank the moderator, guest speakers, and all who attended the seminar, in addition to the National Hellenic Research Foundation. http://project-sow.org/Video © 2017 by The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. http://aiocs.net/This publication has been implemented within the framework of the project ‘Science & Orthodoxy around the World’, which was made possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Project SOW and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.https://www.facebook.com/relatingsandr/

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Peter Harrison

Professor Peter Harrison – Christian Origins of Modern Science

Relating Science and Religion Seminar, Part 2: Professor Peter Harrison, ‘Christian Origins of Modern Science’Video © 2017 by The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. http://aiocs.net/This publication has been implemented within the framework of the project ‘Science & Orthodoxy around the World’, which was made possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Project SOW and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.http://project-sow.org/https://www.facebook.com/relatingsandr/

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Denis Edwards

Reverend Professor Denis Edwards – Divine Transcendence and Di…

Relating Science and Religion Seminar, Part 3: Reverend Professor Denis Edwards, ‘Divine Transcendence and Divine Humility’Video © 2017 by The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. http://aiocs.net/This publication has been implemented within the framework of the project ‘Science & Orthodoxy around the World’, which was made possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Project SOW and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.http://project-sow.org/https://www.facebook.com/relatingsandr/

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Doru Costache

Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache – The Kenotic God, the Princip…

Relating Science and Religion Seminar, Part 4: Protopresbyter Dr Doru Costache,‘The Kenotic God, the Principle of Synergy, and the Evolutionary Universe’Video © 2017 by The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies. http://aiocs.net/This publication has been implemented within the framework of the project ‘Science & Orthodoxy around the World’, which was made possible through the support of a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Project SOW and the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.http://project-sow.org/https://www.facebook.com/relatingsandr/

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Youtube playlist.

Reflections on the seminar.