Rodney Dennis Holder
BiographyI read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, and researched for a D.Phil. and Post-doctoral Fellowship in astrophysics at Christ Church, Oxford. Following 14 years working as an operational research consultant for the UK Ministry of Defence, I returned to Oxford to read theology and was ordained in the Church of England in 1997. After several years of parish ministry I was appointed Course Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. I held this post from the inception of the Faraday Institute until my retirement in January 2013. I have explored ways in which science and faith complement each other in a number of books and am a regular speaker on the relationship between religion and science, especially cosmology. I was Reviews Editor of Science and Christian Belief and was on the national committee of Christians in Science from 2006-2017. In addition, I am a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, and a member both of the Society of Ordained Scientists and of the Science and Religion Forum. I am also a trustee of The Faraday Institute.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Cosmology and design (especially fine-tuning); natural theology; science and religion; ramified natural theology.
Reading, walking, cycling, travel, theatre.