Jan 6-8, 2016

St Edmund's College

Aim of Course

This course aims to cover a wide range of science and religion issues, with a particular focus on their relevance in the context of the local church. Scientific and theological background will be given, plus practical and pastoral application and examples of imaginative church resources.  There will be plenty of opportunity for group work and discussion. The course forms one of the ‘January Intensives’ for students of the Cambridge Theological Federation and is also open to church leaders (lay or ordained) and theological students from other institutions.

The residential costs for the course is £200 (£100 non-res) full participant, £150 (£80 non-res) for post docs and £120 (£60 non-res) for students.

Accommodation is available on request  on Tuesday and Friday for an additional fee.

Local clergy, please contact Rachel Simonson on Cambridge 741281 if you are interested in attending individual talks.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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  • Dr Denis Alexander : Creation or evolution: Do we have to choose?
  • Dr Ruth Bancewicz : Science and worship
  • Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles : Neurological disease and faith
  • Revd Dr Andrew Davison : Current issues in science and religion
  • Keith Fox : Genetics and bioethics
  • Revd Dr Rodney Holder : Cosmology and faith
  • Revd Dr Victoria Johnson : Science and mission
  • Dr Hilary Marlow : The Bible and science
  • Dr Hilary Marlow : Biblical and theological perspectives on personhood
  • Dr Ruth Valerio : Why care for creation?

Venue

The course will be held in the Garden Room of St Edmund’s College.

Course Schedule

Wednesday January 6
9.15 am Welcome
9.30 am Revd Dr Andrew Davison: Science and religion: what are the issues?
10.15 am Questions and Discussion
10.45 am Coffee Break
11.15 am Revd Dr Rodney Holder: Cosmology and Faith
11.45 am Questions and Discussion
12.30 pm Showcasing Resources
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Dr Denis Alexander: Creation or Evolution: Do we have to chose?
2.45 pm Questions and Discussion
3.00 pm Tea Break
3.30 pm Prof. Keith Fox: Genetics and bioethics
4.15 pm Questions and Discussion
4.30 pm Finish for the Day
 

Thursday January 7

9.15 am Dr Hilary Marlow: The Bible and Science
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Dr Ruth Valerio: Care for Creation – why bother?
11.45 am Questions and Discussion
12.15 pm Showcasing Resources
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Revd Prof. Alasdair Coles: Neurological disease and faith
2.45 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Dr Hilary Marlow: Biblical and theological perspectives on personhood
4.15 pm Questions and Discussion
4.30 pm Finish for the Day
 

Friday January 8

9.15 am Dr Ruth Bancewicz: Science and worship
10.15 am Coffee Break
10.45 am Revd Dr Victoria Johnson: Science and mission in local congregations
11.30 am Questions and Discussion
11.45 am Showcasing Resources
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Finish for the Day

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