What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?


During a question and answer time after a lecture, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the relationship between faith and science—particularly in the area of evolution. After joking that the question could easily be addressed with brevity, he responded with a particularly brief (and good!) answer. He said, “Religion and science are working on different levels, and are following different methods, and using different kinds of evidence. And indeed what each is saying is relevant for the other; we mustn’t confuse these two levels of discourse.”

For this reason, “There need not be any conflict between religion and science if each is properly understood.” Why? Because religion and science are answering different kinds of questions. Watch the six-minute video above, and let us know what you think.

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Ben Cabe is a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Married with two children, he loves to read works of philosophy and theology and is especially interested in how the early Church Fathers utilized and refashioned the philosophical language of the time in order to incarnate divine truth. Ben makes a living by solving problems for businesses through visual communication and animated web content.