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Short Course No. 16: Science, Religion and the Environment - Course for Ordinands

St Edmund’s College: Jan 11-15, 2010

Deadline for applications: December 11, 2010
Deadline for Bursary applications: November 13, 2010

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

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Venue

The course will be held at St Edmund’s College, Mount Pleasant, Cambridge, CB3 0BN

Course Schedule

Monday January 11
9.30 amRevd Dr John Polkinghorne: An Introduction to the Science and Religion Dialogue
10.20 amQuestions and Discussion
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.15 amDr Denis Alexander: Does Evolution Have Theological Significance?
12.05 pmQuestions and Discussion
12.30 pmLunch
1.30 pmProf. Bob White FRS: Science, Religion and the Environment: General Principles
2.20 pmQuestions and Discussion
2.45 pmTea Break
3.15 pmDr Ruth Bancewicz: Test of Faith: A Course for Churches
3.45 pmQuestions and Discussion
4.30 pmDepart
Tuesday January 12
9.30 amDr Hilary Marlow: Theology of Creation: The Foundation for Environmental Concern
10.20 amQuestions and Discussion
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.15 amRevd Dave Bookless: Earthing Theology: Caring for Creation in Urban and Rural Contexts
12.05 pmQuestions and Discussion
12.30 pmLunch
1.30 pmRevd Dave Bookless: Resourcing the Church: Bringing Creation Care to the Local Church
2.20 pmQuestions and Discussion
2.45 pmTea Break
3.15 pmQuestions and Discussion
4.30 pmDepart
Wednesday January 13
9.30 amDr Jonathan Moo: New Testament Eschatology and the Environment
10.20 amQuestions and Discussion
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.15 amRevd Margot Hodson: The Environment and Christian Mission
12.30 pmLunch
1.30 pmDepart