Science, Faith, and Superstition
The contemporary debates on science and religion and the nature of the relationship between them, wherein religion, at best, holds an insignificant place in our worldview or, at worst, is identified with superstition, often lack historical context. The main goal of this project is to contribute to and develop historical challenges to the way our contemporary debates are framed. The project focuses on two historical periods: the period of late Antiquity and the period of the Renaissance through the 17th century. By exploring the views on nature, faith, and superstition during these periods, the project seeks to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between Christian faith and scientific progress.
The project is supported by the University of Oxford project ‘New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe’ funded by the John Templeton Foundation.