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.

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

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
March 22–23

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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