CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading is Believing? Sacred Texts in a Scientific Age

Abstract submissions are invited for this multi-disciplinary academic colloquium, which will be held at Clare College, Cambridge from 26-28 March 2018.

For details of the event’s themes and how to submit an abstract, see the Call for Papers below. FULL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ACCEPTED PAPER PRESENTERS.

Registration will open on 1 October at

Reading is Believing Poster

For more detailed information, click on the images below

Reading is Believing CFP Page 1 Reading is Believing CFP page 2

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‘Reading the World: Science and Sacred Texts’ weekend conference

‘Reading the World: Science and Sacred Texts’ weekend conference. 28-30 April 2017, Madingley Hall, Cambridge. How do people read and understand their scriptures in a scientific age? How do the scriptures relate to scientific questions surrounding human origins, cosmology and ecology? How have the Abrahamic faiths negotiated between scripture and science throughout their long histories, and how do they do so today?
Lectures from scholars of theology, philosophy, history and social science. Open to all.

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Reading the World


Science researchers needed for one-to-one interviews

Are you an early career research scientist at a UK university? Do you also identify as a Muslim or a Christian? Would you be willing to be interviewed, anonymously, for your views on the relationship between science and religious scripture? Our project researcher, Dr Caroline Tee, will be conducting one-to-one interviews across the UK throughout summer 2016. If you meet the criteria and are interested in taking part, then please email her directly at Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!


Call for Survey Participants

Scriptural Reasoning

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or early career researcher in a scientific discipline at a UK university? Do you also identify yourself as either a Christian or a Muslim? If so, then we would like to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting participants in an anonymous online survey that explores the relationship between modern science and religious scriptures in Christianity and Islam. Please click here to register your interest using your institutional email address (NOTE: we can only respond to registrations from institutional email accounts) and we will send you the link to the survey.

Thank you – your participation is greatly appreciated.