Tag: Science

Finding security in the ‘risk society’ by Amy Donovan

Finding security in the ‘risk society’ by Amy Donovan

Risk has become a central concept in modern life. The ‘risk society’ that we live in has increasingly structured itself around attempting to manage an uncertain future, in which more knowledge simultaneously provides safety and increases our awareness of what we do not know. This paper argues while the risk society is a secular phenomenon, it provides an opportunity for Christians to live distinctively and attractively.

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Enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism by Denis Alexander

Enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism by Denis Alexander

Dr Denis Alexander explores enhancement and the secularised philosophy of transhumanism. Watch out for his forthcoming Cambridge Paper on this topic!

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Jubilee Centre: The Movie

Jubilee Centre: The Movie

The Jubilee Centre has always sought to demonstrate the relevance of the West’s biblical heritage to the challenges facing modern society. To mark our silver jubilee and as we look ahead to how we might best help shape society in the coming twenty-five years, the Jubilee Centre has released a two-minute video introducing its work […]

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The Causes of Homosexuality: What science tells us by Simon Burton

The Causes of Homosexuality: What science tells us by Simon Burton

  This report explores in some depth the scientific evidence relating to the causes of homosexuality. It is intended to be a critical evaluation of the various theories focussing on both historical and contemporary evidence. It does not examine the morality of homosexuality or any of the theological, social and political issues that it raises. It examines three […]

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Can science explain everything? Scientific Naturalism and the death of Science by Denis Alexander

Can science explain everything? Scientific Naturalism and the death of Science by Denis Alexander

  Summary Scientific naturalism is the view that only scientific knowledge is reliable and that science can, in principle, explain everything. This chapter surveys the inherent weaknesses in this philosophy, illustrated by the naturalistic attempt to extract ethics from biology. Different Christian responses to naturalism are considered. It is argued that the Christian worldview provides […]

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Science: Friend or Foe? By Denis R. Alexander

Science: Friend or Foe? By Denis R. Alexander

  Summary This essay examines the contemporary relationship between science and Christianity. The exaggerated claims of secular scientists and Christians concerning the nature and scope of scientific and religious knowledge occasionally lead to conflicts. Overall, however, it is concluded that science and Christianity are mutually supportive. Historically, the scientific enterprise has strong Christian roots and […]

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