School of Divinity

God and the Book of Nature Network

A multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research network investigating theologies of the natural sciences and theologies of nature.

Building a Science-Engaged Theology of Nature

This research project has received £2.44 million funding from the John Templeton Foundation [Grant ID. 61507]. It began in September 2019 and will run for 33 months.

Research Vision

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The project addresses three areas organised around our central "Book of Nature" theme, starting from existing work in science-engaged theology, but aimed specifically towards building theologies of nature.


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We’re a research network of 10 postdoctoral fellows and their mentors.

Building Theologies of Nature

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We are building theologies of nature by engaging the content, objectives and methodologies of the contemporary natural sciences in all their diversity and disunity. Here is a selection of work by members of the Network.


If you have any queries, please email Mark Harris (


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