Stephen M. Barr joins me on the podcast to discuss the relationship between science and religion. A member of the American Physical Society, Stephen Barr is an accomplished theoretical particle physicist. He is also a practicing Christian, President of the Society of Catholic Scientists, and the author of a number of books on the relation between science and faith.
Prof. Barr explains why, in his view, those who suppose science is opposed to religion are mistaken. We discuss the scope and limit of scientific inquiry, and also consider the ways in which modern physics lends support to what are called cosmological arguments for God’s existence. Toward the end of the show we discuss the idea of revelation and consider how one might move from “natural knowledge” of God to the more specific dogmas of faith.
You can listen to the episode below, or through standard podcast platforms like iTunes, Spotify, etc. If after listening, you’d like to learn more from Stephen Barr on science and religion, you might check out the following books:
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith. University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.
The Believing Scientist: Essays on Science and Religion. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2016.