After completing postgraduate studies in physics and mathematics — including research in theoretical solid state physics — at the University of Cologne (Germany) and in theology at the Seminary for Evangelical Theology in Vaux-sur-Seine (France), Lydia Jaeger obtained her Ph.D. in philosophy at the Sorbonne on the possible links between the concept of laws of nature and religious presuppositions, under the supervision of Michel Bitbol (CNRS, France).

She holds a permanent lectureship and is academic advisor and international relations officer at the Institut Biblique de Nogent-sur-Marne, an interdenominational Evangelical Bible college near Paris which trains pastors and other church workers at an undergraduate level, and lay people through part-time courses.

Since 2000, Lydia Jaeger has had several short study leaves in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge (Great Britain), where she is a research associate of St. Edmund’s College. She is a Faraday Associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and a KLC Research Fellow at the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology (both based in Cambridge, UK). From 2005 to 2010, she held a research professorship in philosophy of science and contemporary thought, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, jointly based at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (FLTE) in Vaux-sur-Seine and the Institut Biblique de Nogent-sur-Marne. Since 2012 she has been coordinating joint projects, funded by the Templeton Religion Trust and The Blankemeyer Foundation, with the French branch of IFES (GBU) to develop evangelical science-faith resources for the francophone world. Her current research interests concern the epistemological and ethical implications of the doctrine of creation and the articulation between philosophy, the sciences and theology.

She is a member of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), Christians in Science (CiS) and the Tyndale Fellowship; she is a founding member of the Réseau des Scientifiques Evangéliques and the Réseau Evangéliques et Sciences Humaines. She is the author of seven books and numerous articles on the relationship between Christianity and the natural sciences. She has edited (or co-edited) eight collective volumes, of which the most recent is Lire la Bible aujourd’hui : Perspectives croisées sur les défis contemporains (Bibli’O, 2022 – the English translation is scheduled with Zondervan Academic in 2024).

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