Science and Religion in the Baptist World – Funding Awarded.

Date: 20/03/2024

We are delighted to announce that Regent’s Park College has been awarded funding to develop teaching resources incorporating science into the theological curriculum for vocational and ministerial students.

The Principal of Regent’s Park College, Professor Sir Malcolm Evans, says:

“I am absolutely delighted that Science for Seminaries will be supporting our project on ‘Science and Religion in the Baptist World’. Our ministerial students will benefit hugely from greater exposure to the wealth of local scientific expertise that is available here in Oxford, and we look forward to showcasing the scientific lives of some key Baptist figures via the resources of our Angus Library. Regent’s Park College is excited to be one of the first Baptist colleges in the UK to receive funding from Science for Seminaries, and we look forward to contributing to wider Baptist engagement with scientific concerns.”

At Regent’s the project is led by Dr Tim Middleton, with help and support from several other members of staff. Revd Dr Dave Gregory is the official Science-Engaged-Theology Advisor for the project.

The initiative is part of the Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science (ECLAS) Science for Seminaries programme, funded by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. ECLAS is led from St John’s College, Durham University in partnership with the University of York and the Church of England.  This is the first time that Baptist colleges are taking part in the scheme.