The James Webb Telescope, hobbits of the universe, astrobiology, and 16 billion billion Earth-like planets

In the week the first images from the new James Webb Space Telescope were beamed back to Earth, we are joined by theologian Andrew Davison to consider the spiritual value of cosmology and astrophysics, and what light thinking about the wider universe sheds on vital doctrines such as creation and incarnation. We then talked about the subject of his book, which is out now, on astrobiology – what would the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe mean for us as Christians and for what we believe about God?

Andrew’s new book, ‘Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine’, is available to order now.

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