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Institute of Advanced Study

Reading Genesis After Darwin: Public Lecture Series

Under the aegis of the IAS theme 'The Legacy of Charles Darwin', the Department of Theology and Religion is hosting a major public lecture series on 'Reading Genesis After Darwin'.  The series as a whole aims to bring together biblical scholars, historians of science, and theologians engaged with the doctrine of creation and the interface between science and religion. It also aims to make their expertise available to a wide audience.  The programme includes a day conference, to be held on Wednesday 21 February 2007.

Lecture Programme 

Tuesday 14 November 2006: Professor Walter Moberly, Durham University
How should one read the early chapters of Genesis?
5.15-6.45 pm
Elvet Riverside 157
Monday 4 December 2006: Professor Francis Watson, Aberdeen University
Jesus, Genesis and the Creator: meeting the gnostic challenge
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 142
Wednesday 17 January 2007: Professor John Rogerson, Sheffield University
What Difference did Darwin Make? Genesis in Nineteenth Century Biblical Interpretation
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 141
Thursday 25 January 2007: Professor Andrew Louth, Durham University
The interpretation of the six days of creation in the Greek Fathers
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 142
Monday 5 February 2007: Dr Stephen C. Barton, Durham University
"Male and female he created them": interpreting gender after Darwin
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 142
Wednesday 14 February 2007: Professor Robert Hayward Durham University
Jewish Thinking on Creation in the Context of Ancient Philosophy
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 141
Wednesday 21 February 2007:
Day Conference in the Leech Hall at St John's College
i. Dr David Wilkinson, Durham University
Reading Genesis 1-3 in the Light of Modern Science
ii. Dr David Clough, Durham University
Reading Genesis 1-3 in the Light of a Theology of the Non-Human Creation
iii. Professor Jeff Astley Durham University
Evolution and Evil: The Difference Darwin Makes in Theology and Spirituality

 

Wednesday 21 February 2007:  Professor Keith Ward, Oxford University
Genesis, Creation and Evolutionary Cosmology
5.30-7.00pm
Appleby Lecture Hall, Science Site
Wednesday 28 February 2007: Professor David Brown, Durham University
Nature as Divine Creation in 19th and 20th Century Art
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 141
Tuesday 6 March 2007: Dr Mathew Guest, Durham University 
Creationism in Social Context
5.15-6.45 pm
Elvet Riverside 157
Wednesday 25 April 2007: Professor Ellen Davis, Duke University
Looking into Relationships: Reading Genesis 1-3 from an Ecological Perspective
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 145
Wednesday 2 May 2007: Professor John Hedley Brooke, Oxford University
Genesis and the Scientists:  Dissonance among the Harmonisers
7.30-9.00 pm
Elvet Riverside 141

 

For further information about this public lecture series please contact Dr David Wilkinson, St John's College