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Science and Faith in the Life of Michael Faraday

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Colin Russell

Michael Faraday is one of the more common names mentioned when it comes to historical figures in Science and Christianity. This article from the Faraday Institute serves as a helpful summary of his life, work, and faith. Notably, it presents both a “divergent model” and a “convergent model” for how Faraday’s faith and work interacted. One of the most important takeaways from Faraday’s life is his view of science as a God-given vocation to which he was to dedicate his life, searching the book of nature for truth that could benefit his fellow human. For those with a scientific vocation, looking at the lives of Christians who have sought to live out a similar vocation in service to God can both be an inspiration and a challenge, recognizing that we can learn from both the positive and negative aspects of their lives.

Which scientists throughout history have done a notable job of aligning their faith and work?

What areas of science do you find most difficult to align with your faith?

Source: The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

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