This paper explores what the Christian theological tradition offers to economic questions and reflects on its relevance for the future evolution of global capitalism.
The relationship between Christian theology and science has for the most part been a rich and constructive one, occasional tensions notwithstanding. This paper will explore the history of the relationship between these two spheres of human inquiry and investigate the current prospects for fruitful interaction between theology and science.
|Paper title||Special Topic: Christian Theology and Science (Advanced)|
|Subject||Christian Thought and History|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (14 November 2022 - 17 December 2022)
1st Non standard period (14 November 2022 - 17 December 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level points
- CHTH 334, CHTX 334
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Theology
- May not be credited together with CHTH235 taken in 2021
Professor David Tombs - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- More information link
View more information at the Theology Programme's website
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor David Tombs
Lecturer: Dr Nicola Hoggard-Creegan
- Paper Structure
Models of Interaction: past and present
Reading and Writing theology
Darwinism in 19th Century New Zealand (with visiting lecturer John Stenhouse)
Creation, God and Science: the historical interactions with biology and physics
Issues in Biology and theology (with visiting lecturer Graeme Finlay)
Contemporary Interactions with biology and physics
Bioethics and AI
Weekly online quizzes (20%)
Weekly reflection journal, based on classes and readings (20%)
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper will be taught from 7 November to 9 December via twice-weekly classes. Distance Students are encouraged to join in live via Zoom. Classes will be recorded and can be accessed in the evening. Distance students using this option should attend optional tutorials and should make sure they have adequate time to complete this course, which may be demanding for those trained only in the sciences.
J.B. Stump & Alan G.Padgett, (eds) Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity, Oxford: Blackwell, 2012.
Multiple readings from this book will be used in the course, so you may wish to consider buying the eBook through Kindle. It will also be available to download through eReserve.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the paper at 300-level will:
- Show familiarity with different models of and approaches to the science/theology interface
- Be able to identify some of the cultural aspects of our knowing and research
- Understand some of the historical threads of engagement between faith institutions and science
- Give an informed and critical account of selected ethical issues at the boundary of faith and science, especially as they relate to the status of other animals and ecology
- Show the relevance of sources in popular culture for exploring major themes in the engagement between theology and science