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Religion and Science — Pathways to Truth

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Is it possible to be a Christian and take science seriously? Must we choose between God and science? This essential and inspiring course offers a positive alternative: a way to live in today’s world as scientifically informed believers.

Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, hosts this ground-breaking series in which over a dozen leading scientists, theologians, and philosophers explore the contrasts and similarities between religion and science.

This group of experts considers if and how religion and science might coexist and even complement one another in the 21st century.

Complete Study Package Includes

  • 9 video lessons on DVD or download plus 4 bonus videos
  • Leader’s Guide (Spiral-bound or PDF version)
  • Participant’s Guide (PDF version)
Materials are available as a complete study package or individually. Please select your options from the resources below.

Available on DVD and download.

Note: If you choose the downloadable version of the video lessons, each will be available for download individually. All the files together are 1.6 GB, so you may wish to save everything to a flash drive. The download links will be available on the receipt that is emailed to you upon purchase, so save your email if you do not download all files at once. Please check your email spam folder if you do not receive a receipt. All files will be available for download for one year from date of purchase.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to send DVD orders and spiral-bound guides. Downloads and PDFs are still available.

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Product Description

Presenter

Dr. Francis S. Collins
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. is the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at NIH from 1993-2008. Before coming to NIH, Dr. Collins was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of Michigan. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2007, and received the National Medal of Science in 2009.

Audience

Religion and Science is a mid-level course that does not require a background in science to understand it. Each of the nine lessons is freestanding, so it is easy to adapt the course to your particular needs.

Lessons and Video Presentations

  1. Introduction — Francis S. Collins (26:29)
  2. Friends or Foes? The Story of a Complex Relationship — David A. Wilkinson, St. John’s College (25:31)
  3. Truth in Science and Religion — Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology (29:42)
  4. God and Nature — Keith Ward, Oxford University (31:32)
  5. Creation and Evolution — Darrel Falk, Point Loma Nazarene University (26:27)
  6. What Does it Mean to be Human? — Warren Brown, Fuller Theological Seminary (28:14)
  7. The God of Hope and the End of the World — John Polkinghorne, Cambridge University (27:09)
  8. Genetic Science and the Frontiers of Ethics — Ted Peters, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (29:21)
  9. Concluding Bible Study on Creation Care — Beth Norcross, Denise Dombkowski Hopkins, Bruce Birch, Susan Willhauck, and Kendall Soulen, Wesley Theological Seminary (32:00)

Closed captioning in English provided for lessons 1-9 on DVD version only.

Sample Video Clips from Lessons 2-9

Bonus Video Presentations

  1. A Conversation Between Francis S. Collins and Nobel Laureate William Phillips, NIST (6:03)
  2. The Dawkins Delusion? — Alister McGrath, Oxford University (30:37)
  3. Reflections on a Life of Faith and Science — Nobel Laureate Charles Townes, Berkeley (19:03)
  4. Natural Selection and the Economy of Grace — Amy Laura Hall, Duke Divinity School (20:54)

Study Bundle

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