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Scientists and God

Talking to Children and Teenagers about Science and Religion - examples of theologians and scientists of faith

Hi there, and welcome to this space where you can explore some of the big questions young people and teens are asking about science and religion. While exploring their ideas and questions, it might be helpful, and enriching, to get to know some scientists with a personal faith, and theologians with a strong interest in science - both living and historical.

By clicking on the 'scientists' hexagon, you can explore the stories of scientists and theologians working across a huge range of academic disciplines - and start to see how they value, and bring together, knowledge from their work and experiences in science and religion.

  • Scientists and God

  • Scientists

  • Scientists and God

    Lots of scientists believe in God. They see science as an exciting way to learn about the things God has done and made.

    Many of these scientists feel that the more they learn about the amazing world God has made, the more amazed they are by God, and the more they want to praise him and tell everyone about how wonderful he is.

    In this section you can explore more about some of these scientists who believe in, and love, God.

    We’ll be adding more about scientists who believe in God, so keep checking this page!



    Jennifer Wiseman

    Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astrophysicist and a Christian. 

    Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler lived from 1571 to 1630 he was an astronomer, mathematician and a Christian.

    Althea Wilkinson

    Dr Althea Wilkinson is an astronomer and a Christian.

    Andrew Davison

    The Revd Dr Andrew Davison is a theologian, scientist and Christian. 

    April Maskiewicz Cordero

    Dr April Maskiewicz Cordero is an evolutionary biologist and a Christian.

    Bill Newsome

    Professor Bill Newsome is a neurobiologist and a Christian.

    Bob Sluka

    Dr Bob Sluka is a marine biologist and a Christian.

    Bob White

    Professor Bob White is a geophysicist and a Christian.

    Robert Boyle

    Robert Boyle lived from 1627 – 1691. He was a chemist, physicist, inventor and a Christian.

    Cara Parrett

    Cara Parrett is a marine biologist and a Christian.

    Cara Wall-Scheffler

    Professor Cara Wall-Scheffler is an anthropologist and a Christian.

    James Clerk Maxwell

    James Clerk Maxwell lived from 1831 – 1879. He was a mathematical physicist and a Christian. 

    Francis Collins

    Dr Francis Collins is a geneticist and a Christian.

    David Wilkinson

    Revd Professor David Wilkinson is an astrophysicist, theologian and a Christian. 

    Deb Haarsma

    Dr Deborah Haarsma is an astronomer and a Christian.

    Denis Alexander

    Dr Denis Alexander is a biochemist and a Christian.

    Elaine Howard Ecklund

    Professor Elaine Howard Ecklund is a sociologist and a Christian.

    Emily Burdett

    Dr Emily Burdett is a developmental psychologist and a Christian.

    Eric Priest

    Professor Eric Priest is a mathematician and a Christian.

    Ernest Lucas

    Revd Dr Ernest Lucas is a theologian and a Christian.

    Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday lived from 1791 to 1867. He discovered many of the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry and was a Christian.

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei lived from 1564 to 1642. He was an astronomer, physicist and engineer and a Christian.

    Ghillean Prance

    Sir Ghillean Prance is a botanist, ecologist and a Christian.

    Gillian Straine

    Revd Dr Gillian Straine is a physicist, theologian and a Christian.

    John Bryant

    Professor John Bryant is a geneticist, bioethicist and a Christian.

    John Wyatt

    Professor John Wyatt is a medical doctor, professor of medicine and ethics and a Christian.

    Jonathan Moo

    Dr Jonathan Moo is an ecologist, theologian and a Christian. 

    Katharine Hayhoe

    Dr Katharine Hayhoe is an environmental scientist and a Christian.

    Mary Schweitzer

    Professor Mary Schweitzer is a palaeontologist and a Christian.

    Roger Abbott

    Revd Dr Roger Abbott is a theologian a scientific researcher and a Christian.

    Roger Bretherton

    Dr Roger Bretherton is a psychologist and a Christian.

    Rosalind Picard

    Professor Rosalind Picard is a computer scientist, inventor, engineer, professor and Christian. 

    Sarah Bodbyl Roels

    Dr Sarah Bodbyl Roels is an evolutionary biologist and a Christian.

    Simon Conway Morris

    Professor Simon Conway Morris is a palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist, and Christian. 

    Steve Roels

    Dr Steve Roels is an environmental biologist and a Christian.

    Tom Ingleby

    Dr Tom Ingleby is a Geophysicist and a Christian

    John Polkinghorne

    Revd Dr John Polkinghorne is a theoretical physicist, theologian, and a Christian. 

    Jonathan Foster

    Dr. Jonathan Foster is a chemist and a Christian.

    Mary Anning

    Mary Anning lived from 1799 – 1847. She is remembered as one of the 19th century’s greatest fossil hunters.