Academic journal article Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

Pre-Meeting Workshops

Academic journal article Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

Pre-Meeting Workshops

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McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

July 25, 2014

8:30am-4:30pm

Origins Today: Genesis through Ancient Eyes

Leader: John Walton, Wheaton College

The rift between faith and science in Christian circles today often results in the marginalization of Christians engaged in the sciences, impediments to evangelism, and the attrition of young believers who are told that Christianity is incompatible with the acceptance of evolution or an old earth. This presentation on Genesis 1-3 offers a fresh perspective on this complex issue by seeking to understand the message of scripture within its ancient context. Attendees will receive a free copy of John Walton's DVD on the same topic.

John H. Walton, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, specializes in the ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of the Old Testaiment, and specifically in Genesis. In recent f years, he has focused attention on the issue of origins in books such as Lost World of Genesis One (IVP) and Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology (Eisenbrauns). He has also contributed to two recent discussion books, Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation (Hendrickson) and Four Views of Historical Adam (Zondervan).

Progress and Challenges in Understanding Life's Origins

Leader: Stephen Freeland, U Maryland Baltimore County

The origin of life on Earth remains one of science's biggest mysteries. …

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