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Denis Lamoureux, author of Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution and I Love Jesus & I Accept Evolution–and who also recently completed a series of posts here on the latter (the final post is here)–teaches an online course at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, “Science and Religion: An Introduction.”

A 20+ minute overview of the course (slides and audio overlay) can be found here. The course homepage is here. The course consists of 23 hours of slides with audio overlay, 200 pages of notes, handouts, along with quizzes and exams just to maximize the fun.

For those of you able to take this course, it would be a great opportunity to hear an extended presentation of the relationship between science and religion from a Christian, trained in both fields, who has taught this course over 60x at a public university.

Lamoureux’s focus is on moving students past the “warfare” model of science and religion, held to by both extremists on either side, and looking for other models that students can appropriate as they construct their own way of thinking through this issue.

The course is divided into three parts: philosophical, historical, and theological issues concerning the relationship between science and religion. Each part clears away misconceptions and gives students direction in finding better paths for investigating this issue.

The overview and course homepage should answer all your questions, but I’m sure Lamoureux would be happy to hear from you if you would like more information.

Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works. Tweets at @peteenns.