The alleged conflict between science and faith


Speaker: Dr Andrew Pinsent

When: Monday, February 18

Time: 8pm

Where: The Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2

Admission free

WE are very pleased to invite you to our next talk which will be delivered by priest and physicist, Dr Andrew Pinsent on the topic of ‘The Alleged Conflict between Science and Faith’.

One of the great myths of our time is this supposed conflict. Few myths are more damaging to the standing of religious faith in Western countries.

Currently, the notion of a conflict between science and faith is strongly advanced by ‘New Atheists’ such as Professor Richard Dawkins.

However, as priest and particle physicist Dr Andrew Pinsent will argue, the myth is exactly that.

Fr Andrew Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University, a member of the Theology and Religion Faculty, a Research Fellow of Harris Manchester College and a priest of the diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

His research experience includes a period at CERN, the world famous research centre in Switzerland working on the DELPHI experiment on the LEP collider, and he has a doctorate in particle physics from Oxford, besides a degree in theology and a second doctorate in philosophy.

Fr Pinsent’s research interests include the philosophy of cosmology, complex systems and persons. The present focus of his interdisciplinary research is on second-person relatedness (the ‘I-Thou’ relationship) in contemporary science, philosophy and theology.

His most recent book is The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts (Routledge, 2012) and has published a popular catechetical course, Evangelium. He also aims to promote improved understanding of science and religion issues through public talks and contributions to the media, including for the BBC, Channel 4 and EWTN.

If you are interested in coming please email us at [email protected] or phone 01 6619 204.

Tea and coffee will be served afterwards as usual.