Christopher Southgate

Christopher Southgate nsIn hmolscience, Christopher Southgate (1953-) is an English biochemist noted for his 1993 to present publications and teaching efforts on the science-religion debate.

In 1991, New Testament scholar Richard Burridge suggested to Southgate that he use his background in experimental science to work on and discussion on the science-religion debate; which resulted in a course he began teaching at in 1993 at the University of Exeter. [1]

In 2005, Southgate, in his God, Humanity, and the Cosmos, noted that in 1984 Robert Russell developed the theory that a future universal eschatological state will be characterized by a suspension of the second law of thermodynamics. [2]

In 2008, Southgate, in his The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution, and the Problem of Evil, discussed views on the second law of thermodynamics in the context of evil, e.g. the problem of evil, and other religious thought. [3]

Southgate originally trained as a biochemist at the University of Cambridge. He is an honorary fellow in theology at the University of Exeter, England and a visiting scholar at the graduate theology union in Berkeley, California.

Quotes | Cited
The following are quotes cited by Southgate:

“Should the final future as forecasted by the combination of big bang cosmology and the second law of thermodynamics come to pass, then we would have proof that our faith has been in vain. It would turn out that there is not God, at least not the God in whom the followers of Jesus have put their faith.”
— Ted Peters (1993), God and Trinity [3]

1. Southgate, Christopher. (2004). “Environmental Ethics and the Science-Religion Debate: A British Perspective on Barbour”, in: Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G. Barbour and his Legacy (ch. 14, pgs. 239-). Ashgate Publishing.
2. Southgate, Christopher. (2005). God, Humanity, and the Cosmos (thermodynamics, pgs. 124, 293, 299). Continuum International Publishing Group.
3. Southgate, Christopher. (2008). The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution, and the Problem of Evil (thermodynamics, pgs. 38, 47, 79, 81, 85, 88, 90, 95). Westminster John Knox Press.
4. Peters, Ted. (1993). God as Trinity (thermodynamics, pgs. 159-62, 172, 175-76). Westminster John Knox Press.

External links
‚óŹ Christopher Southgate (faculty) – University of Exeter, England.

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