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RESPONSE TO BOYLE LECTURE 2021 PANEL AND PARTICIPANT DISCUSSION: with Tom McLeish, “The Re-Discovery of Contemplation through Science: Boyle Lecture 2021”; Rowan Williams, “The Re-Discovery of Contemplation through Science: A Response to Tom McLeish”; Fraser Watts, “Discussion of the Boyle Lecture 2021”; and Tom McLeish, “Response to Boyle Lecture 2021 Panel and Participant Discussion.”

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DateAccepted/In press - 19 May 2021
DatePublished (current) - 7 Jun 2021
Issue number3
Original languageEnglish


The online panel discussion following the 2021 Boyle Lecture, “The Re-discovery of Contemplation through Science” was very rich, both in terms of the topics raised by the panel members, and the extensive list of questions and suggestions posed by the online participants. Here, I record some initial thoughts in response, grouped under the following headings: Overall Rationale and Purpose, Contemplative Methodologies in Scientific Insight and Broader Practice, Science Culture and Politics, Psychological and Meditative Consequences, Natural Theology of Old and New Kinds, New Atheism, Education, Christian Practice, and Lessons from the History of Science and Technology.

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  • contemplation, education in science and religion, history of science, natural theology, poetry and science, psychology, theology and science

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