Some months ago I gave a heads up about a special conference on Scripture, theology, and the sciences that will take place October 25–26, 2019 at Northeastern Seminary, in Rochester, NY.
The conference is co-sponsored by Northeastern Seminary and the Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA).
Northeastern Seminary previously hosted CATA Fall conferences in 2013 and 2017. The Seminary is honored to again host this year’s conference.
Keynote Speaker—William Brown
The keynote speaker is William P. Brown, professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary.
Brown will give a public lecture on Friday evening, October 25, on the topic of human evolution and the garden of Eden, entitled: “From Ardi to Adam: The Garden and Human Origins.”
He will present a lecture specifically for conference attendees on Saturday, October 26, on YHWH’s speeches from the whirlwind, entitled “Job, Astrobiology, and the Science of Awe.”
Call for Papers Now Open
Papers proposals are now being solicited for presentation in one of the concurrent paper tracks to be held throughout the day on Saturday, October 26.
We welcome papers from the theological/biblical or the scientific side, especially those that explore intersections of a biblical vision with issues in science.
You may access (and download) the Call for Papers here.
For those who need to plan ahead, the conference opens at 7:00 pm Friday and runs from 8:00 am till 5:00 pm on Saturday.
This promises to be a rich time of interdisciplinary learning and fellowship between Christians (and others) interested in the science-faith dialogue.
Conference registration will be available on the Northeastern Seminary website as the summer progresses.
Other Co-sponsors for This Year’s Conference
Since this year’s conference will address the intersection of Scripture, theology, and the sciences, it is appropriate that the conference will be co-sponsored by three Christian organizations involved in the science-faith dialogue—the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, the American Scientific Affiliation, and BioLogos.