Watching the Heavens: Astronomy and the Meaning of Life

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What did the sky-watchers of the ancient world think about the night sky, and its implications for human existence? Moving on to the great discoveries of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, we will consider the basic science and ask about the deeper significance of these discoveries – for God, and the meaning of life. 

Looking at important recent scholarly interpretations, we will discuss the religious issues at stake. What does this tell us about human beings? Or about the authority of science?

This lecture was part of the Being Human Festival 2017 which ran from 17th - 25th November.

More information on the festival can be found here: Being Human Festival 2017

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This event was on Tue, 21 Nov 2017

Alister McGrath

Professor Alister McGrath

Professor of Divinity

Alister McGrath was Gresham Professor of Divinity from 2015-2018. He is the Andreos Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and one of the world’s most respected theologians.

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