Faith and Science

Science can be misunderstood and misconstrued. Sadly, it can be twisted and even idolized. At the same time, science is a blessed exploration of God’s creation and a tremendous service to others and the world.

Historical Background

The English word scientist was first coined by William Whewell in the 19th century. Before that, there were natural philosophers.

Natural philosophers aspired to empirical investigations. Classical examples include Thales and Aristotle. Then, the scientific method was methodically employed since the Middle Ages (for example, by Ibn al-Haytham and Roger Bacon).

Modern science began to develop in the early modern period, and in particular in the scientific revolution of 16th- and 17th-century Europe.[2] Traditionally, historians of science have defined science sufficiently broadly to include those earlier inquiries.[3]

According to Wikipedia’s organization at least, Modern science can be broken down into the following:

Meanwhile, we should also continue considering philosophy, which continues to influence fundamental questions of knowledge, value, reason, etc.

Lutheran Historic Scientists

  • Rheticus
  • Kepler

Organizations for with additional Scientific Reading

Looking for resources from a Lutheran perspective on faith and science? May this be a good place to start.

Topics

Many attach Christian scientists 

 

Theology of Creation

There is more to theology of creation than just origin. That God created all that is physical, and that He continues to govern and sustain it no less than the spiritual. 

God employs and Himself works through the physical, including vocation and means of grace.

Creation 

 

Creation vs. Evolution

Psychology

Theology of Matter

This involves the means of grace while also lending great insight into perspectives on materialism and environmentalism! That God created and governs the material realm is 

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