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Protestant Reformation and modern science

seminar room of group Science, Reason and Faith.
Pablo de Felipe, group Science, Reason and Faith (CRYF). University of Navarra.
Pamplona, 19 December 2017.

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Pablo de Felipe is professor of Science and Faith at the School de Teología SEUT (Madrid) and .
(Madrid) and coordinator of the Centre for Science and Faith of the same School, which belongs to the Federico Fliedner Foundation.
He is a chemist and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
Madrid (Spain), he has worked on medical applications of biotechnology, in particular for cancer gene therapy. Between 2001 and 2008 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in virology and biotechnology for the University of St Andrews (UK) and, subsequently, as a specialist in biotechnological medicines for the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products of the Ministry of Health until 2016 (currently on leave of absence).
Pablo de Felipe is an associate of the Faraday Institute (University of Cambridge,
UK) and is doing a doctorate in programs of study Classics at the University of Reading (UK) with a research on the historical origins of the idea of conflict between science and Christianity.

summary:

The 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 thesis against indulgences,
event that is often used to mark the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, is a good time to review the relationship between Protestantism and science.
a good moment to review the relationship between Protestantism and modern science (especially in the 16th and 17th centuries).
science (especially in the 16th and 17th centuries). As a special case we will study the
complex reaction of Catholics and Protestants to Copernicanism. We will also look at
interpretation of biblical texts, a topic that conditioned the relationship of Christian scientists to Copernican astronomy.
Christian scientists with Copernican astronomy, and which is still important today (with parallels in other poles).
important today (with parallels in other controversies, such as that of origins).

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