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CiS Lucas lecture

Revd Dr Ernest Lucas delivered this lecture on 13th May 2004 in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre in Trinity College, Cambridge. The lecture was followed by questions from the audience and later a dinner/discussion at St Edmunds College. A transcript of the lecture and the discussion can be viewed in html or downloaded as a pdf file, and an audio recording of the lecture and questions is also available.

Lecture contents (html)

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God and the World
Science and the Bible
The Use of Extra-Biblical Knowledge
What kind of Language?
What kind of Literature?
What is its Purpose?

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Brief Biography

Ernest Lucas has an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Kent. He did post-doctoral research in biochemistry in the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Oxford University before studying Theology at Oxford. After being ordained as a Baptist Minister he was minister of Baptist Churches in Durham City and Liverpool. He obtained a PhD in Oriental Studies from Liverpool University. He was Associate Director of the Institute for Contemporary Christianity in London before moving to Bristol Baptist College (an affiliated college of Bristol University) where he is Vice-Principal and Tutor in Biblical Studies. The course he teaches on Science and Christianity has received a Templeton Award as has a paper he has published on 'Science, Wisdom, Eschatology and the Cosmic Christ'. Among his recent books is Can we believe Genesis today? (IVP, 2001). He is married to Hazel, a physics teacher, and they have two sons.

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