Jan 11-15, 2010

St Edmund's College

Aim of Course

This course is intended primarily for students of the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. However, applications are welcome for up to 10 further places for similar delegates from outside Cambridge. The course will include an introduction to the general area of the interaction of science and religion before focusing on environmental and ecological issues, and the ways in which we might respond responsibly to these as future church leaders. The course will give scientific and theological background to these problems, practical application and illustration of imaginative church-based schemes. Lectures will be in the Garden Room, St Edmund’s College, with lunches nearby at Westminster College. Accommodation for those from outside Cambridge will be provided in one of these Colleges or a suitable alternative.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

See multimedia items for this course.

  • Dr Denis Alexander : Does Evolution have any Theological Significance?
  • Dr Ruth Bancewicz : Test of Faith course for churches
  • Revd Dave Bookless : An environmental project in West London
  • Revd Margot Hodson : The Environment and Christian Mission
  • Dr Hilary Marlow : Environmental Justice and the Biblical Prophets
  • Dr Jonathan Moo : New Testament Eschatology and the Environment
  • Revd Dr John Polkinghorne KBE FRS: An Introduction to the Science and Religion Dialogue
  • Bob White FRS : Science, Religion and the Environment: General Principles

Venue

The course will be held at St Edmunds College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN

Course Schedule

Monday January 11
9.30 am Revd Dr John Polkinghorne: An Introduction to the Science and Religion Dialogue
10.20 am Questions and Discussion
10.45 am Coffee Break
11.15 am Dr Denis Alexander: Does Evolution Have Theological Significance?
12.05 pm Questions and Discussion
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Prof. Bob White FRS: Science, Religion and the Environment: General Principles
2.20 pm Questions and Discussion
2.45 pm Tea Break
3.15 pm Dr Ruth Bancewicz: Test of Faith: A Course for Churches
3.45 pm Questions and Discussion
4.30 pm Depart
 

Tuesday January 12

9.30 am Dr Hilary Marlow: Theology of Creation: The Foundation for Environmental Concern
10.20 am Questions and Discussion
10.45 am Coffee Break
11.15 am Revd Dave Bookless: Earthing Theology: Caring for Creation in Urban and Rural Contexts
12.05 pm Questions and Discussion
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Revd Dave Bookless: Resourcing the Church: Bringing Creation Care to the Local Church
2.20 pm Questions and Discussion
2.45 pm Tea Break
3.15 pm Questions and Discussion
4.30 pm Depart
 

Wednesday January 13

9.30 am Dr Jonathan Moo: New Testament Eschatology and the Environment
10.20 am Questions and Discussion
10.45 am Coffee Break
11.15 am Revd Margot Hodson: The Environment and Christian Mission
12.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Depart

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