After successful completion of the course students will be able: (1) utilizing the knowledge to discuss contemporary problems and theories concerning the relationship of science and theology, (2) to develop dialogue with the modern sciences, (3) to establish the epistemological limits of science with critical consideration of the results in people's lives.
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Science and Religion: An overview, 2. The ancient world, 3. Scientific revolution, 4. Galileo’s trial, 5. The mechanistic view of the world, 6. Natural theology, 7. Enlightenment, 8. The theory of evolution, 9. Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church, 10. The modern world, 11. Science and other religions, 12. Priests in the service of Science, 13. Presentation of term papers