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Magisteria review: How science and religion have a tangled past

Magisteria review: How science and religion have a tangled past

Joshua Howgego, Feature Editor for New Scientist, reviews Magisteria. 02/03/2023

Science and religion are in opposition from their foundations upwards, right? One is built on reason and evidence, the other on belief.

Well, I have a confession to make: I don’t buy it. I am an evangelical Christian and a New Scientist editor. Some might say I am the definition of a square peg in a round hole – but there it is.

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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, including Magisteria: the entangled histories of science and religion (Oneworld, 2023), The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is host of the podcast Reading Our Times.

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Posted 2 March 2023


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