1st Edition

Emerging Voices in Science and Theology Contributions by Young Women

Edited By Bethany Sollereder, Alister McGrath Copyright 2022
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume engages with the relative absence and underrepresentation of female voices in the field of science and religion, which tends to be dominated by male academics who are in the later stages of their careers. It makes a valuable contribution to correcting this imbalance by showcasing the work of a talented set of rising female scholars, which is not necessarily explicitly feminist in content or approach. All the authors featured are at a relatively early stage in their careers with diverse backgrounds and interests. Engaging with traditional and new questions, they promise to contribute much to the future development of the field of science and religion.


    Bethany Sollereder & Alister McGrath

    Part I The Relationship Between Science and Religion/Theology

    1 The Anatomy of Unbelief: Towards a Materialist Approach to the Cognitive Science of (Non)Religion

    Mari Ovsepyan

    2 Understanding Science, Religion, and Their Relationship Through Language Change

    Amy Lee

    Part II Sin and Salvation

    3 The Unique Desires of Love and Original Sin

    Bethany Sollereder

    4 Unity in the Massa Peccati: Original Sin and the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis

    Megan Loumagne Ulishney

    5 Time and Tillich: Re-examining salvation through the lens of special relativity

    Emily Qureshi-Hurst

    Part III Technology and the Human Condition

    6 Human Creativity and Technological Enhancement in Theological Perspective

    Victoria Lorrimar

    7 Origin and the End: Artificial Intelligence, Atheism and, Imaginaries of the Future of Religion

    Beth Singler

    Part IV Psychology and Faith

    8 Divine Hiddenness and the Possibility of Learned Faith

    Sarah Lane Ritchie

    9 Psychological Disorders and the Divine Order: Towards a Science-Engaged Theology of Autism

    Joanna Leidenhag

    Afterword: God Must Have Some Sense of Humor!

    Nancey Murphy


    Bethany Sollereder is a Research Fellow in the Laudato Si’ Research Institute at Campion Hall, University of Oxford, UK.

    Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and Fellow of Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford, UK.