Biblical Faith in an Age of Science
Adam and Eve,
On April 12th, 7:00-9:00 PM
in NC State University’s
McKimmon Center, Room 3
Can you believe the Bible and believe in Evolution, too?
Who are we and where do we come from?
Can good scientists also be people of faith?
Is there a conflict between faith and science?
Questions like these puzzle, trouble, or at least interest both religious believers and non-believers alike. Join us for this very special event where our panel of distinguished guests will offer informed perspectives from biblical scholarship, the history of Christian thought, and modern science to address these vexing modern questions.
Highly acclaimed Old Testament scholar and author, Peter Enns (PhD, Harvard University), will look at what the relevant biblical texts would have meant in their original historical contexts, and at how knowing what those texts meant back then informs how we think of what they might mean for us today.
Sujin Pak (PhD, Duke University), professor of Christian history at Duke Divinity School will offer us an overview of the various ways in which the biblical creation narratives of Genesis 1-2 have been interpreted over the course of the Church’s history. Did Saint Augustine read Genesis 1 literally? Did John Calvin think the Bible conflicted with science?
NC State’s own Gregory Reeves (PhD, Princeton University), assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, will address these issues from the perspective of someone who is both a practitioner of the natural sciences and also a deeply committed Christian. Dr. Reeves is deeply engaged in matters concerning the interaction of faith and science.
Please, join us for this very special event. Free and open to the public.
This event is brought to you by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries and by Ratio Christi. (You can find Ratio Christi on the web at http://ratiochristi.org/ or on Facebook.)