St. Andrews University will welcome Dr. James K. Dew Jr. as the featured lecturer at the Religion and Science Roundtable scheduled for March 19.
Dew will present “Reconciling Science and Theology: Is It Really Possible, and Should We Even Try?
“Are Science and Religion at war with each other?” Dew asks. “Is it possible to reconcile scientific theories with what the Bible has to say? I will discuss the possibilities for reconciling science and theology and why it matters. I will discuss some of the specific challenges with this project and how they might be resolved.”
Free and open to the public, the Roundtable begins with a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7 p.m. Reservations for the event are required for meal preparation purposes. To make a reservation, send an email to email@example.com or call 910-277-3968 by March 12. Be sure to include the names of all who will be attending in the message.
Dew is the Dean of the College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is also Associate Professor of the History of Ideas and Philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in Theological Studies and Philosophy of Religion from Southeastern in 2008. His dissertation focused on Alister McGrath’s Scientific Theology and the epistemic similarities between scientific theory and Christian doctrine. He is currently pursuing a second Ph.D. in Philosophy of the Mind at the University of Birmingham, UK.
He is the author of Science and Theology: An Assessment of Alister McGrath’s Critical Realist Perspective. He co-authored How Do We Know?: A Short Introduction to the Issues of Knowledge. He co-edited God and Evil: The Case for God In a World Filled with Pain.
Dew has two sets of twins and resides in Wake Forest with his family.
The Religion and Science Roundtables are associated with the annual John Calvin McNair Lecture on Science and Theology hosted each fall by St. Andrews. The McNair Lecture was established by the 1857 will of John Calvin McNair who asked that “the object of which lecture(s) shall be to show the mutual bearing of Science and Theology upon each other….”