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Vicar studies role of science and religion

 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

 

Somerset Guardian

The Rev Jane Chamberlain, rector of Blagdon, Compton Martin, Ubley and Charterhouse, is studying part time for an MSC in religion and science at Edinburgh University.

The new course, running for the first time this year, is the only one of its kind in Europe.1.     ‚Äč


Rev Chamberlain said: "I am fascinated by the way in which society seems to think that one has to be either scientific or religious. I am both, and am keen to learn how this great divide has come into being and how we can bring the two together.

"I am hoping and praying that as the course progresses I will be able to share what I am learning and that it will lead to many stimulating and interesting conversations that will enable us to experience faith afresh. God has, after all, created us as amazing, complex creatures with wonderfully capable brains so let's use them to the full and delight in his glorious creation. 

"My background was in training so I will be able to share my learning with others."

The Diocese is contributing £650 a year to the total course cost of about £8,000, and the churchwardens have agreed that the Benefice will match the Diocesan funding.



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