Can a Scientist Believe in the Resurrection?

by Ian Hutchinson, MIT I’m a professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT, and this weekend, I’m celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. So are dozens of my colleagues. How can this be? Hypothesis one: We’re not talking about a literal resurrection. Perhaps it is just an inspiring myth that served to justify the propagation […]

Doubt, Science, and Faith

by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourouzh When it comes to doubt, Thomas had it right all along. I have been posed a question about doubt. People fear doubt. But they fear in vain, because doubt comes into being when we do not know the truth in full and pose a question. I will give an example. […]

Theology and Science: Part 3

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos 3. THE TASK OF THE THEOLOGIAN AND THE TASK OF THE SCIENTIST So far we have discussed the relation between metaphysics and science and pointed how they were linked together in the past, but in our age, especially in the last two-three centuries, they have been de-linked. However, even though […]

Theology and Science: Part 2

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos 2. ORTHODOXY AS ANTI-METAPHYSICS The Fathers of the Church – and I have in mind in particular St. Gregory the Theologian, St. Gregory of Nyssa and some others who dealt with these issues, as well as St. Gregory Palamas – operate not in the framework of classical and western metaphysics […]

Theology and Science: Part 1

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Before elaborating on the topic I would like to point out that when I use the term “theology” I mean the Orthodox patristic theology, as preserved in the Orthodox Church, not the Scholastic and Protestant theology developed in the West. In elaborating the topic, I will briefly mention some points […]