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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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