Peace and Violence in Scripture and Theology (October 2018 Conference of the Canadian-American Theological Association)

The Canadian-American Theological Association is having their annual Fall theology conference at Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, on October 20, 2018.

The conference, co-sponsored with Wycliffe College, will focus on the theme:

PEACE AND VIOLENCE IN SCRIPTURE AND THEOLOGY

Dr. Gordon K. Oeste will deliver the keynote lecture, Feasting with the Enemy: Redemptive Readings of Biblical War Texts.

Dr. Oeste, the Teaching Pastor at Cedar Creek Community Church in Cambridge, Ontario, is the author of Legitimacy, Illegitimacy, and the Right to Rule: Windows on Abimelech’s Rise and Demise in Judges 9 (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013). He is currently co-authoring a book on warfare in the Bible.

A panoply of papers will be presented from all theological disciplines on subjects related to Peace and Violence in Scripture and Theology, as well as other subjects that engage culture, the church, and various academic fields.

The conference runs from 8:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., and twenty-six papers are scheduled for presentation.

You may download the full conference schedule here.

For online registration, please go to: https://www.wycliffecollege.ca/cata

Our Fall CATA conference promises to be a very full and enriching day that  will offer new ideas and stimulating discussion with scholars,  students, and  laity.

For more information, please email mtaylor@wycliffe.utoronto.ca

Co-sponsored by: Wycliffe College and The Canadian-American Theological Association Location: Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto M5S 1H7.

Advertisements

Human Distinctiveness and the Origin of Evil in Biblical and Evolutionary Perspectives

The talk I gave at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge last month is now available online, in both video and audio versions.

There is also a summary of the first part of the talk (on human distinctiveness and the imago Dei) available on the Science and Belief website of the Faraday Institute.

For the follow-up interview I did after the lecture, click here.

Evolved in the Image of God?

After my talk at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge last month, I was interviewed by biologist and blogger The interview has just been published on the Science and Belief website of the Faraday Institute.

Although the interview focused on what it means to be made in God’s image (imago Dei) in the Bible, and not evolution per se, the title given to the interview is “Evolved in the Image of God?”

Here is the interview transcript (which includes some very nice pictures and a link to the audio).