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The Relation between Reformation and Science: Competition or Cradle?

Date recorded: 22 May 2017 | Speaker: Kirsten Birkett | Event: ELF Interviews


Modern science rests on a methodology that assumes a certain philosophy of nature and how we can come to know about it.  Such things do not come out of nowhere - and there are important aspects of these fields that are not found in the Medieval worldview.  What was the relationship between Reformation Protestant Christianity and the rise of science?  Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology, interviews Kirsten Birkett, Lecturer, Oak Hill Theological College, about the historical conditions that brought about a new way of thinking about the world.