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 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!
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is an astrophysicist and a Christian.
Johannes Kepler lived from 1571 to 1630 he was an astronomer, mathematician and a Christian.
Dr Althea Wilkinson is an astronomer and a Christian.
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.
Professor Bill Newsome is a neurobiologist and a Christian.
Dr Bob Sluka is a marine biologist and a Christian.
Professor Bob White is a geophysicist and a Christian.
Robert Boyle lived from 1627 – 1691. He was a chemist, physicist, inventor and a Christian.
Cara Parrett is a marine biologist and a Christian.
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.
Dr Francis Collins is a geneticist and a Christian.
Revd Professor David Wilkinson is an astrophysicist, theologian and a Christian.
Dr Deborah Haarsma is an astronomer and a Christian.
Dr Denis Alexander is a biochemist and a Christian.
Elaine Howard Ecklund
Professor Elaine Howard Ecklund is a sociologist and a Christian.
Dr Emily Burdett is a developmental psychologist and a Christian.
Professor Eric Priest is a mathematician and a Christian.
Revd Dr Ernest Lucas is a theologian and a Christian.
Michael Faraday lived from 1791 to 1867. He discovered many of the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry and was a Christian.
Galileo Galilei lived from 1564 to 1642. He was an astronomer, physicist and engineer and a Christian.
Sir Ghillean Prance is a botanist, ecologist and a Christian.
Revd Dr Gillian Straine is a physicist, theologian and a Christian.
Professor John Bryant is a geneticist, bioethicist and a Christian.
Professor John Wyatt is a medical doctor, professor of medicine and ethics and a Christian.
Dr Jonathan Moo is an ecologist, theologian and a Christian.
Dr Katharine Hayhoe is an environmental scientist and a Christian.
Professor Mary Schweitzer is a palaeontologist and a Christian.
Revd Dr Roger Abbott is a theologian a scientific researcher and a Christian.
Dr Roger Bretherton is a psychologist and a Christian.
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.
Dr Steve Roels is an environmental biologist and a Christian.
Dr Tom Ingleby is a Geophysicist and a Christian
Revd Dr John Polkinghorne is a theoretical physicist, theologian, and a Christian.
Dr. Jonathan Foster is a chemist and a Christian.
Mary Anning lived from 1799 – 1847. She is remembered as one of the 19th century’s greatest fossil hunters.