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Science & Faith: History, Methodology, and Case-Studies - 30/04/2016, Canterbury (England)



An interdisciplinary one-day workshop organised and sponsored by the Centre for Early Christianity and Its Reception.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 30/04/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room 8, Cornwallis NorthWest Seminar, University of Kent (Canterbury, England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Centre for Early Christianity and Its Reception; Professor Karla Pollmann (







09 h 30            refreshments

10 h 00            Welcome by Professor Karla Pollmann, Director of the Centre for Early Christianity and Its Reception


Chair:              Rebekah Higgitt (Kent)

10 h 15            Keynote 1: John Brooke (Oxford), Demonstrating God from Nature? Problems in the Interpretation of Physico-theology (1650-1850)

11 h 00            paper 1: Nikolaus Klassen (Kent), Spheres of Faith. Cosmology in Prudentius(formal response: Lorenzo Livorsi, Kent)

11 h 45            paper 2: Stefan Dragulinescu (Kent), Augustine on faith, miracles and natural causes (formal response: Karla Pollmann)



12 h 30            lunch


Chair:              Carola Leicht (Kent)

14 h 30            Keynote 2: Fern Elsdon-Baker (Birmingham), Social, Historical and Psychological Factors Underlying Acceptance of, and Discourses about, Evolution

15 h 15            paper 3: Peter Jordan (Oxford), The Affective Implications of Naturalistic Explanation in Early Modern England (formal response: John Brooke)

16 h 00            paper 4: Pablo de Felipe (Kent), From the medieval earth globe to the current flat earth error. How on earth did it happen? (formal response: Peter Jordan)


16 h 45            coffee break


Chair:              Karla Pollmann and Pablo de Felipe

17 h 00            Concluding discussion


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