The real story of science and religion

Nicholas Spencer insists the history of the relationship between science and religion is infinitely more interesting than the myths would have us believe.

Most things you ‘know’ about science and religion are myths or half–truths that grew up in the last years of the nineteenth century.

Nick Spencer takes these myths on in his comprehensive book, Magisteria: the entangled histories of science and religion. The history of science and religion is complex. It’s a story of religion at times inspiring scientific discovery and endeavour, and at other times stifling it. 

And it’s a deeply human story that remains potent today as we continue to face the profoundly important question: “What is the human being?” And “Who gets to say?” 


Nicholas Spencer, Magisteria: The entangled histories of science and faith 

Nick Spencer Darwin and God 

Nick Spencer Atheists: the origin of the species 

Nick Spencer CPX’s Richard Johnson Lecture, “Where did I come from?: Christianity, secularism and the individual.”