Book Launch: Echoes of Coinherence
Dr. Hastings will be giving a lecture introducing his latest book, Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together.* It will be a presentation on the intertwined history of the disciplines of theology and science, focusing particularly on the late medieval period and the Reformation onwards. This history demonstrates the growth of science from its traditional status as the child of Christian theology into something like a rebellious teenager with the advent of modernity. Dr. Hastings will discuss what measures, can be taken to bridge the perceived gap between science and theology in contemporary discourse. He will present the incarnation as the key to the thesis that theology and science are, after all, coinherent. In light of this coinherence, Dr. Hastings argues, the two disciplines may interact positively: theologians need science and scientists need theology.
Ross Hastings is the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Associate
Professor of Theology at Regent College. Dr. Hastings holds PhDs in
organometallic chemistry (Queen’s University, Kingston) and theology
(University of St Andrews, Scotland). His teaching interests include Trinitarian
theology, pastoral theology, theology and spirituality of mission, ethics, and
the interface between science and theology.
*This publication was made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication and accompanying events are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.