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Lecture: How can Science fit with Miracles?

September 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Accounts of miracles play a powerful role in Christianity but how should we interpret them? Can we continue to accept the idea of miracles in an age that is dominated by scientific rationalism?

How can Science fit with Miracles? Everyone is welcome to an open lecture in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral. Professor Sir Colin Humphreys will examine some biblical accounts of miracles from the perspective of a scientist.

Did the River Jordan really stop flowing so that the ancient Israelites could walk across and enter the land of Canaan – the Holy Land? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Both miracles have been pivotal in human history. As a scientist, Professor Humphreys insists that we should be sceptical about all potentially miraculous events, but he also believes that both events really happened. Come along and find out why!

Colin Humphreys has a distinguished research career at the University of Cambridge and the University of London. His current scientific interest concerns graphene, a new carbon-based material with potential applications in a wide range of electronic devices. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, in 2010, he was knighted for his “services to science”.

He is an author of several books on science and faith, including Creation and Evolution (1985), The Miracles of Exodus (2003), and The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus. (2011). He is a past-President of Christians in Science, UK.

The open lecture is the latest in a series of annual Science-Faith Lectures at the Cathedral. It is organised by Science and Faith in Norfolk (SFN), a Norwich-based group that provides a forum to explore contemporary scientific issues from a Christian perspective. There is no need to book and no charge, only a voluntary retiring collection.

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September 7, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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