Wednesday 7th September 2022
Speaker: Professor Sir Colin Humphreys FRS
Miracles play a powerful role in Christianity: but how should we interpret them? In an age that claims to be one of scientific rationalism can we continue to accept miracles? Did the River Jordan really stop flowing so that the ancient Israelites could walk across and enter the land of Canaan (the Holy Land)? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Both these miracles have been pivotal in human history. But how can a scientist believe in miracles? Professor Humphreys insists we should be sceptical about all potentially miraculous events, but he also believes that both events really happened. Come along and find out why!
Colin Humphreys has a long and distinguished research career at the University of Cambridge and the University of London. His current scientific interest is graphene, a new carbon-based material with potential applications in a wide range of electronic devices. He recently co-founded a company to exploit this exciting technology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, in 2010, he was knighted for his “services to science”.
He is an author of several books and articles on science and faith, including Creation and Evolution (Oxford University Press, 1985), The Miracles of Exodus (Harper Collins, 2003), and The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus. (Cambridge University Press, 2011). He is a past-President of Christians in Science, UK.
Norwich Cathedral Nave – 62 The Close, Norwich
All Welcome – No Booking Required – Retiring Collection
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