National Geographic’s first ever scripted series GENIUS takes Einstein’s story beyond the halls of academia to explore his struggles to be a good husband and father, and a man of principle during a period of global unrest. His daringly creative mind often landed him in trouble with his loved ones and peers, but also helped him to usher in groundbreaking discoveries that reshaped modern science.
How did faith fit in this remarkable life? That’s what Patheos writers are here to explore, along with the relationship between faith and science in this exclusive symposium. Be sure to tune into GENIUS on National Geographic starting April 25!
Genius: About the Series
Go on the set, meet the cast and production team, and get to know the genius himself, Albert Einstein.
Was Science Einstein’s God? An Interview with Ron Howard and Gigi Pritzker on the Faith of Albert Einstein
The man who dedicated his life to solving the great mysteries of the universe remains a mystery to most of us.
A Man of Science, a Man of Faith?
When a religious community insists that it alone possesses the absolute Truth, and where the “religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statements on subjects which belong in the domain of science,” science and religion seem irreconcilable.
John Mark N. Reynolds
Without monotheistic religions, we have no reason to think that scientific methods would have been discovered and without science, theology is cut off from an important part of reality.
Farouk A. Peru
Science can and has provided answers. The question is, are they objective answers? How can they be if they need the scientists themselves to provide the questions and parameters?
How Often Do We Use Science and Religion for Political and Racialized Agendas Rather Than Aesthetic Aims?
Paul Louis Metzger
While others who were not Jewish may have been able to discover what Einstein discerned, his heritage “might have given Einstein an edge.”
God reveals himself through two “books.” One is the Bible; the other “book” is science.
Faith is permission to believe something without a good reason.