And it was good: Thinking Theologically about Evolution

And it was good: Thinking Theologically about Evolution

In this Study Afternoon at St Paul’s Cathedral, Michael Reiss will explore some of the questions that science and the study of evolution raise for us about God’s world and our place in it.

Start Date:
Saturday 10th March 2018
Start Time:
2:00PM
Location:
Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral, London
Contact:
Jen Powel
Phone:
020 7246 8337
Email:
adultlearning@stpaulscathedral.org.uk
Speakers:
Michael Reiss
Cost:
£15
Website:
www.stpauls.co.uk/adultlearning

There have been arguments about what this means for the creation stories in the Bible, but the growing understanding of the Earth’s history challenges us to expand all our ideas of God.

In addition it raises fascinating and perplexing questions about, for instance, the Earth’s beauty and the violence which is also seemingly inherent to it. Why do so many of us find the natural world so beautiful? And is there an answer to the dilemma of the brutality that seems built into evolution –‘nature red in tooth and claw’?

Michael Reiss will explore some of the questions that science and the study of evolution raise for us about the wonder of God’s world and our place in it.

The Revd Professor Michael Reiss is a Bioethicist, Professor of Science Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London and a Priest in the Church of England.

This event is a part of British Science Week.

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