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Short Course No. 19: Science, Religion and the Environment - Course for Ordinands

Garden Room, Library Building: Jan 12-14, 2011

Deadline for applications: December 13, 2010
Deadline for Bursary applications: November 12, 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 with talks on the modern dialogue between these disciplines as well as on particular topics such as biological evolution and cosmology from a range of experts. A particular issue to be addressed will be anthropogenic climate change and the ways in which we might respond responsibly to that as future church leaders. Scientific and theological background to this problem will be given, plus 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 Garden Room is on the ground floor of the Library Building which is located in the far left-hand corner as you enter the College grounds. The free buffet lunch is served there.

Course Schedule

Wednesday January 12
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 pmRevd Dr Rodney Holder: Is the Universe Designed?
2.20 pmQuestions and Discussion
2.45 pmTea Break
3.15 pmProf. Bob White FRS: Science, Religion and the Environment: General Principles
4.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
4.30 pmDepart
Thursday January 13
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
Friday January 14
9.30 amRevd Dr Patrick Richmond: Handling Questions on Science and Religion in the Parish
10.20 amQuestions and Discussion
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.15 amDr Ruth Bancewicz: Test of Faith: A Course for Churches
12.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
12.30 pmLunch