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Professor John C. Lennox, author of Cosmic Chemistry, explores evidence for a Creator at Genexis 2021

Professor John Lenox will speak tonight at Genexis 2021 in London. Genexis 2021 is a series of three evenings exploring evidence for a Creator. Each evening combines presentations from renowned experts on why theism is a rational worldview supported by science, philosophy and history. Professor John Lennox will be speak on Maths.

Specifically, Professor Lennox will explain how an ordered and intelligible universe that operates according to determinable fixed rules supports a belief in a creator God. John will ask whether other plausible explanations exist and explain why his personal conclusion is that the evidence points to a creator God.

For more information about the event and to purchase tickets click here.

Professor John C. Lennox’s new book, Cosmic Chemistry, explores whether the rigorous pursuit of scientific knowledge is really compatible with a sincere faith in God.

Watch Professor John C. Lennox and Justin Brierly discuss Cosmic Chemistry below.

John C. Lennox

Professor John C. Lennox

John Lennox is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Saïd Business School and teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme. He has written over seventy published mathematical papers and is the co-author of two research level texts in algebra in the Oxford Mathematical Monographs series. John has also produced numerous books exploring the interface of science, philosophy and theology, including God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?Determined to Believe?, and God and Stephen Hawking. He has participated in many public discussions with academics from around the world and has debated a number of high profile atheists, such as Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Peter Singer.

Cosmic Chemisty

Cosmic Chemistry

Do God and Science Mix?
Professor John C. Lennox

Is the rigorous pursuit of scientific knowledge really compatible with a sincere faith in God? 

Building on the arguments put forward in God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?, Prof John Lennox examines afresh the plausibility of a Christian theistic worldview in the light of some of the latest developments in scientific understanding. Prof Lennox focuses on the areas of evolutionary theory, the origins of life and the universe, and the concepts of mind and consciousness to provide a detailed and compelling introduction to the science and religion debate. He also offers his own reasoning as to why he continues to be convinced by a Christian approach to explaining these phenomena. 

Robust in its reasoning, but respectful in tone, this book is vital reading for anyone exploring the relationship between science and God.

What others are saying about Cosmic Chemistry:

“The scholarship is fine-grained, integrating dozens of fields. Best of all is the tour de force of new developments in evolutionary biology that have largely gone unreported, backed by a rich historical context running back to the ancient Greeks.” 

Perry Marshall, author of Evolution 2.0, founder of the $10 million Evolution 2.0 Prize

“In this accessible and engaging introduction, John Lennox guides us through the great debates about science and faith, and offers incisive assessments of the issues.” 

Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

“In a century when all the fields of science and technology converge in biology, the effort to confront the deeper meaning of life from a historical and philosophical perspective is more relevant than ever before. This book is a timely and excellent contribution to the conversation.” 

Sonia Contera, Professor of Biological Physics, University of Oxford
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Wonders of the Living World Online Book Launch

We’re delighted to host the online book launch for Wonders of the Living World with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion on Jun 14, 2021, at 07:30 PM . For more information and to sign up for the online book launch click here or scroll down to read more details about the event below.

Date & Time: June 14, 2021 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Speakers: Dr Ruth BancewiczCara ParrettProf. Jeff SchlossProf. Stephen FreelandDr Hilary MarlowDr Rhoda Hawkins

50% discount on copies of the book for all registered participants

Beautifully and creatively illustrated, Wonders of the Living World for adults (16+) will inspire curiosity and amazement, and prove a fascinating guide to your thinking about the meaning of life.

The living world is beautiful, intricate, and highly ordered. Organisms flourish across virtually every location on earth, and biological scientists are constantly discovering more about them. These findings spark awe in those who study the natural world, and also raise questions about the meaning of what we see. What’s so special about life? Why are we here? Where is it all heading? Encounter the living world, from individual molecules to whole ecosystems through the eyes of scientists who are also people of faith. Explore their research and their beliefs, testing the claim that the discoveries of science are consistent with the existence of a powerful, purposeful God.

Come to our online launch to meet and interact with some of the scientists and theologians who have contributed to this beautifully illustrated book for adults (16+) and its accompanying resources:

Details and registration can be found on the Lion Hudson zoom event page here

Watch the amazing book trailer for Wonders of the Living World: Curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life below.

Wonders of the Living World

Curiosity, awe and the meaning of life

By Dr Ruth Bancewicz and Danny Allison

Drawing on the thoughts of six scientists of faith, the work of the theologian Alister McGrath, and the biblical scholar Hilary Marlow, Dr Ruth M. Bancewicz examines their research to assess the claim that the discoveries of science are consistent with the existence of a God. 

FEATURING THE WORK OF:

Prof. Stephen Freeland, Astrobiologist; Dr Rhoda Hawkins, Theoretical Physicist; Prof. Jeff Hardin, Cell and Developmental Biologist; Prof. Simon Conway Morris, Palaeobiologist; Prof. Jeff Schloss, Evolutionary Biologist; Dr Margaret Miller, Marine Biologist.

Available in three different formats below.

What others are saying:

“This is a wonderful book about wonder. In the presence of the world’s top scientists this will lead you into a new excitement and appreciation of the natural world. And for some it may lead to worship.”

 Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Principal of St John’s College, Durham

“Provides a front-row seat to the excitement of new discovery.” 

ARD LOUIS, Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

‘In this beautifully illustrated book, the wonders of the living world are seen through the eyes of six high-profile scientists. Full of fascinating insights, the book describes the world in a way that is accessible to those with or without any science background. A highly recommended journey.’

Dr Denis R. Alexander, Emeritus Director, The Faraday Institute

Meet the author and illustrator:

Ruth Bancewicz

Dr. Ruth Bancewicz

Dr Ruth Bancewicz is Church Engagement Director at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where her remit is to help the UK Church interact with science in a helpful way. She studied genetics at the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh, and worked for Christians in Science for several years. She has written the Test of FAITH resources (Patermoster), God in the Lab: how science enhances faith (Monarch), and Wonders of the Living World: curiosity, awe, and the meaning of life (Lion).

Danny Allison

Danny Allison

Danny Allison is an illustrator based on England’s rainy northwest coast. Danny’s nomadic journey around the world has informed his artwork and found him a global client base. His background in photography gives him an expert’s eye for composition, and material to work with in his illustrations. He has a degree in Illustration from Preston University. Danny is the illustrator of Wonders of the Living World.