No topic within the doctrine of creation has been more unsettled by modern science than theological anthropology.
Increased knowledge of the physical world has raised new difficulties for traditional views of the human person—are human minds as separable from the body as previous ages believed? Is belief in an immaterial soul scientifically naïve? More recently, genetic research has raised new questions about our biological origins and whether belief in a historical Adam and Eve is warranted. But what exactly is at stake in affirming (or not) a “historical Adam”? What are we to make of original sin, for example, if one removes historical referentiality from the opening chapters of Genesis? The aim of this third year of the Creation Project is to encourage thoughtful theological reflection about the origin, nature, and ultimate purposes of human life.
O. Alan Noble (Scripture & Ministry), “Discipling Towards Transcendence in a Distracted Age” | Learn More
David Kling (Edwards & the Church), “Jonathan Edwards and the Cognitive Science of Religion” | Learn More
Katherine Sonderegger (Scripture & Ministry), “Right Reason, Fallen Reason” | Learn More
J. P. Moreland & J. Richard Middleton (Trinity Symposium), “Symposium on the Intermediate State” | Learn More
Darrell Bock (Scripture & Ministry), “From Jesus to Adam: Working Backwards on a Theological Problem” | Learn More
Rosalind Picard (Trinity Symposium), “AI, Spirituality, and Human Flourishing” | Learn More
Bill Ury (Scripture & Ministry), “Imaging the Image: A Relational Anthropology” | Learn More
Spring Theology Conference
Adam, the Fall, and the Goodness of God
Speakers include Bill T. Arnold, Paul Blowers, C. John Collins, David Livingstone, Mickey L. Mattox, Sean McDonough, Douglas Moo, and Fred Sanders. | Learn More
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