The Emmanuel Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society is an initiative of Emmanuel College within The University of Queensland.
The Emmanuel Centre supports inquiry that meets the challenge of relating the historic Christian faith to the academy. Since an honest engagement with important questions has an exploratory dimension to it, the research undertaken through the Centre precludes predicted answers. As such, the use of the Bible as a fundamental resource within the Centre is characterised by faithfulness rather than conformity. Academics and students undertaking research in a spirit that reflects our aims to listen and learn from the insights of others are invited to participate in our activities.
Specific goals for the Emmanuel Centre
- To produce peer-reviewed research that contributes to public intellectual debate on issues of science, religion and society.
- To facilitate research that addresses questions arising from the foundations of science and the arts.
- To co-sponsor academic research on the interface between science, religion and society with university schools.
- To provide a regular forum for academics to receive critical feedback on research that meets the challenge of relating historic Christian faith to movements and ideas within the academy.
- To engage schools, universities and the public domain with an honest consideration of questions arising from the academy.
Emmanuel Centre themes
Research undertaken through the Emmanuel Centre engages one or more of the following themes within a theological framework:
- Biblical Studies.