Nov 4-6, 2008

St Edmund's College

Aim of Course

This course aims to equip church leaders and those training for ministry to answer some of the questions about science and religion which they might well face during the course of their ministry. Are science and religion in conflict? How does one interpret the early chapters of Genesis? How do we understand the foundational Christian doctrines in the light of science, and how are ethical issues raised by science to be handled?

The course will take place in the Garden Room at St Edmund’s College with accommodation provided in nearby Colleges. More information will be provided on request.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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  • John Bryant : Genetic Manipulation & Stem Cells
  • Dr Allan Chapman : Historical Relationship between Science and Faith
  • Darrel Falk : Human Evolution, Creationism & Intelligent Design
  • Richard Hess : God & Origins: Interpreting Genesis
  • Revd Dr Rodney Holder : Is the Universe Designed?
  • Sir Colin Humphreys FRS : Miracles
  • Revd Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS: The Universe in Trinitarian Perspective

Venue

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

Course Schedule

Tuesday November 4
6.00 pm Arrival
6.45 pm Dinner
7.45 pm Introduction
8.00 pm Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys FRS: Miracles
9.00 pm Questions and Discussion
9.30 pm Drinks Reception – Getting to Know You
 

Wednesday November 5

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Dr Allan Chapman: Science and Religion in Conflict: The Historical Origins of a Modern Myth
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Revd Dr John Polkinghorne: The Universe in Trinitarian Perspective
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
12.30 pm (Optional) Service of Holy Communion in St Edmund’s College Chapel
1.15 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Prof. Richard Hess: God and Origins: Interpreting the Early Chapters of Genesis
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Prof. Darrel Falk: Human Evolution
5.00 pm Questions and Discussion
5.30 pm Prof. John Bryant: Genes – Make-up, Manipulation and Movement
6.30 pm Questions and Discussion
7.30 pm Gala Dinner
9.00 pm Panel Discussion with 5 Speakers  Questions and Discussion
10.00 pm Bar and more Discussion
 

Thursday November 6

8.00 am Breakfast
9.00 am Prof. John Bryant: The Ethics of Stem Cell Research and Cloning
10.00 am Questions and Discussion
10.30 am Coffee Break
11.00 am Prof. Darrel Falk: Creationism and Intelligent Design
12.00 pm Questions and Discussion
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Revd Dr Rodney Holder: Is the Universe Designed?
3.00 pm Questions and Discussion
3.30 pm Tea Break
4.00 pm Depart

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