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Faraday Institute Short Course No 26: An Introduction to Science and Religion

St Edmund's College, Cambridge: Jan 13-15, 2014

Deadline for applications: December 13, 2013
Deadline for Bursary applications: November 13, 2013

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 aims to introduce various aspects of the science-religion dialogue, including evolution, cosmology and neuroscience as well as anthropogenic climate change and the ways in which we might respond to that as future church leaders. Scientific and theological background will be given, plus practical application and illustration of imaginative church-based schemes.  Lectures will be in the Garden Room, St Edmund's College,  Accommodation for those from outside Cambridge will be provided in St Edmund's College or a suitable alternative.

Speakers (listed in alphabetical order) and topics

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Venue

The course will be held in the Garden Room of St Edmund's College.

Course Schedule

Monday January 13
9.15 amWelcome
9.30 amRevd Dr John Polkinghorne: An Introduction to the Science and Religion Dialogue
10.15 amQuestions and Discussion
11.00 amCoffee Break
11.30 amRevd Dr Rodney Holder: Is the Universe Designed?
12.15 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmDr Denis Alexander: Theological Issues Arising from Evolution
2.45 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmAny Questions?
4.30 pmEnd of Day
Tuesday January 14
9.15 amRevd Dr Roger Abbott: Are Natural Disasters Natural? Ethical, theological and pastoral issues
10.00 amQuestions and Discussion
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.15 amDr Hilary Marlow: Who Are We? Biblical and theological perspectives on what it means to be human
12.00 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmRevd Prof. Alasdair Coles: Mind, Brain and the Search for God
2.45 pmQuestions and Discussion
3.30 pmTea Break
4.00 pmRevd Prof. Alasdair Coles: Science and Religion in the Parish
4.45 pmQuestions and Discussion
5.30 pmEnd of Day
Wednesday January 15
9.15 amRevd Dave Bookless: Why Bother with Creation Care?
10.00 amQuestions and Discussion
10.45 amCoffee Break
11.15 amRevd Dave Bookless, Dr Ruth Bancewicz: Resources for Church Ministry
12.15 pmQuestions and Discussion
1.00 pmLunch
2.00 pmDepart