S3 Episode 2: Reflections on the History of Science & Religion with Prof. Bernard Lightman

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In this episode (our first recorded in-person) we talk with distinguished historian of science Professor Bernard Lightman. We discuss his wide-ranging contributions to the historical study of science and religion, from his early work on the origins of agnosticism, to his views on more recent shifts and trends in the field – and the differences between T.H. Huxley and Richard Dawkins. 

(This episode was recorded in October 2022)

This podcast is 53 minutes and 59 seconds long.

The keywords associated with this episode are:

  • History of Science & Religion
  • 19th Century
  • Agnosticism
  • Historiography
  • T.H. Huxley & Richard Dawkins

To learn more about Prof Lightman’s work, we recommend you check out:

Lightman, B. (2001). Victorian sciences and religions: Discordant harmonies. Osiris16, 343-366.

Lightman, B. (2009). Victorian Popularizers of Science. University of Chicago Press.
Lightman, B. (2010). Darwin and the Popularization of Evolution. Notes and Records of the Royal Society64(1), 5-24.
Lightman, B. (2012) Does the History of Science and Religion Change Depending on the Narrator? Some Atheist and Agnostic Perspective.  Science & Christian Belief, Vol 24, No. 2