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Faith and Wisdom in Science

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Communicates science from within real stories over a timespan of millenniaArgues that science can be a deeply religious activityTakes the most significant Biblical book for science to be Job (rather than e.g. Genesis)Takes the most significant science area for thinking about science and meaning/purpose as Statistical Mechanics (rather than e.g. Quantum Mechanics or Cosmology)Insists that rather than debating "science and theology" we need both "science of theology" and a "theology of science"Readers will be able to use suggestions practically, whether in church, politics or university

Author: McLeish Tom
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780198702610
Cover: Hardback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2014
Tom McLeish FRS is Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of York. His research has contributed to the new fields of 'soft matter physics' and 'biological physics', working with chemists, engineers, and biologists to connect molecular structure with emergent properties. His research interests also include the framing of science, society, and science policy, and is the author of Faith and Wisdom in Science (OUP, 2014). He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Durham University from 2008-2014, and is both the current chair of the Royal Society's Education Committee and a trustee of the John Templeton Foundation. He was the first winner of the Institute of Physics Edwards Prize (2017) for his work on soft matter.

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