Introduction to Christianity and Science

Introduction to Christianity and Science

Taught by Tremper Longman III , Michael G. Strauss, Christopher L. Reese, Paul Copan

The relationship between Christianity and science, and between competing philosophies of science, has become one of the most important areas of study today.

This course provides you with a solid introduction to the intersection between science and Christian belief.

Course Details

  • 13 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Introduction to Christianity and Science

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Course Description


The Introduction to Christianity and Science course offers a thorough introduction to the intersection between science and Christian belief.

How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they “work” with a Christian faith based on the Bible?

No course has covered this terrain sufficiently—until now.

This course is taught by four well-known scholars: Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss. It also includes materials from dozens of additional contributors, who bring their expertise to bear on specific topics.

In this course, you’ll explore the toughest questions about faith and science, from Adam and Eve, to the age of the earth, miracles, and evolution. You’ll even learn about concepts such as string theory and multiverse. By the end, you will have a thorough grasp of the relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates.

Meet Your Instructors

Tremper Longman III

B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University; M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Yale University

Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Michael G. Strauss

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Michael G. Strauss is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He conducts research in experimental particle physics using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He speaks at churches, schools, and universities around the world about the intersection of science and Christianity.

Christopher L. Reese

ThM, Talbot School of Theology

Christopher L. Reese is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. He is cofounder of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.

Paul Copan

PhD, Marquette University

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to authoring many journal articles, he has written or edited over thirty books in philosophy, theology, and apologetics, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration, and has served as President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

Course Outline

  • Foundational Terms

  • Historical Development of Science in the West

  • Genesis and Modern Science, Part 1

  • Genesis and Modern Science, Part 2

  • Biological Evolution, Darwinism, and Intelligent Design

  • Selected Biblical and Theological Issues Related to Modern Science

  • Anthropology, Theological and Scientific

  • MIDTERM EXAM

  • Key Scientific Disciplines and Concepts in Christian Perspective

  • Ethical and Bioethical Issues

  • Philosophy of Science and Christian Faith

  • Models for Relating Christianity and Science

  • Key Thinkers in the Science and Faith Discussion

  • Looking Ahead: Cutting-Edge Issues in Contemporary Science

  • FINAL EXAM


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