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Thomas Forsyth Torrance was born in Chengdu (Szechuan, China). He was a Protestant theologian, historian, and philosopher of science who was an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland. He studied in depth the religious dimension of the scientific activity of numerous scientists, among them Maxwell and Einstein. Well-versed in the post-critical philosophy of Michael Polanyi, he developed the potential for dialogue between science and humanism. He was a Professor of Christian Dogmatics at the University of Edinburgh from 1952-1979. Among his many works are Theological Science (1969), Space, Time and Resurrection (1976), Space, Time and Incarnation (1997), The Ground and Grammar of Theology, and Consonance between Theology and Science (2001).

The Rainbow between Science and Religion

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329).

Anthology and Documents

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.