Course Curriculum

Course

"Living force (energy) is a gift which God has given to nature and as such cannot be created or destroyed"
J. P. Joule

On our programme you will find the solution to the most controversial topics of the contemporary dialogue between Theology and Science. But we want to take you beyond this! Our goal is to provide you with the philosophical, theological and scientific basis necessary to be able to engage in a constructive and serious dialogue that goes way beyond the anecdotal.
 

Science and Faith Course Programme

First Year Course: Creation & Evolution

The first and foundational year of the course, composed of 12 three week lessons, sets out to familiarise the student with the history of the dialogue between Science and Faith, and with the basic concepts necessary in order to enter further into the rich context provided by this dialogue. By critically analysing the science / faith dialogue in relation to creation and evolution it provides the student with both the understanding and vocabulary necessary to begin engaging fruitfully with others on this important and complex area in modern society.

  1. Galileo and the dialogue between Science and Faith
  2. Was the world made in 7 days or in 14,000,000,000 years? Debating Genesis 1 and 2     
  3. Investigating a surprising Cosmos. The richness of reality
  4. How does Science know reality? The Scientific Method
  5. Theology: a Gateway to reality or pure mythology? Theology and Truth
  6. An uneasy dialogue: the relationship between Theology and Science throughout history
  7. What has the cosmic evolution of our Universe been like?
  8. Theories of biological evolution
  9. What does “God created the Universe” actually mean? Classical Creation Theology
  10. A World created by God.
  11. Jesus Christ. What has He got to do with cosmic evolution?
  12. A dialogue with Science that enriches Theology. The new concept of “Evolutionary Creation”

 

Second Year Course: Creation, Human Life and Death

  1. Creation Liber Naturae: creation and revelation
  2. Theories regarding evolution and hominids
  3. Did God intervene in the creation of the first man? And in the creation of every man?
  4. The origin of human life and embryonic development.
  5. Cloning and adult stem cells.
  6. Can I expect to see a miracle in my lifetime? (Theology of miracles)
  7. In a Universe in evolution, can we say that man has been created in the image and likeness of God?  
  8. The Church and Darwinism
  9. What does “He rose again from the dead” mean?
  10. Anthropology and Neuroscience
  11. The end of our Universe according to Science
  12. The end of our Universe according to Theology. 

 

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In order to study the second course we strongly recommend that you first study the first one.

The prices of the second course are identical to those of the first.