Christian Doctrine

24 June - 26 June, 2019

Early Bird Discount (£50) ends 31 March 2019

Venue: Tyndale House at Wolfson

Accommodation: Wolfson College, Cambridge (5 minute walk from Tyndale House)

2019 Programme

Theology and Science


Chair: Dr. Tom Noble

The conversation between Christian Theology and the natural sciences is ongoing, and 2018 saw the publication of two volumes edited by Andrew B. Torrance and Thomas H. McCall, Knowing Creation and Christ and the Created Order. Responses to any of the papers in these volumes will be welcomed, as will papers addressing the relationship between theological anthropology and physical or social anthropology.

Monday 24 June

3:00 pm Check in

3:30 pm Registration and Welcome

4:30 pm Session I

Chair: Jason Sexton (California State University)

Matthew Owen (Gonzaga): Quantifying Irreducible Consciousness: A Thomistic Approach

Mihretu Guta (Biola): Artificial Intelligence and Metaphysical Limitations

Luman Wing (Aberdeen): Epigenetic and Theological Perspectives on Addiction

Ian Church (Hillsdale College): Evil Intuitions?: Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Evil


6:00 pm Supper

7:30 pm Tyndale Lecture at Wolfson (Christian Doctrine):

Thomas H. McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

''The Same Story from the "Two Books?" Concord, Conflict, and Coherence in Science and Theology.'

Tuesday 25 June

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Prayers

9:30 am Session II

Chair: Matthew Jones (London School of Theology)

Joanna Leidenhag (St Andrews): On Overcoming the Culture-Nature Divide: Should The Creation Project Endorse Panpsychism?

Ryan Haecker (Cambridge): God in the Machine: Theological Mechanics and Artificial Intelligence

Lydia Jaeger (Institut Biblique de Nogent, France): Christ and the Human Person

Koert Verhagen (St Andrews): The Present Materiality of Christ: An Ecclesial Supplement to Marilyn McCord Adams’ “For Better for Worse Solidarity”

11:00 am Coffee

11:30 am Session III

Chair: David Rollings

Jonathan Rutledge (St Andrews): On Scientific Approaches to Defining Theology

Alexander Irving (St Stephens Norwich): Creation as an Article of Faith: The Freedom of Creation and the Jurisdiction of the Natural Sciences

Sarah Beattie (University of Divinity, Melbourne) : ‘No Way Back’: From Eden to Interstellar Space

Nathan White (Institute for Faith and Resilience): Theological Anthropology in an Age of Digital Hermeneutics: Means of Reading as Formative of Self”

1:00 pm Lunch

2:30 pm Tyndale Lecture at Wolfson

(Biblical Archaeology)

4:00 pm Coffee

4:30 pm Session IV

Chair: Thomas Noble (Nazarene Theological College)

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Fuller Seminary): Original Sin after the Evolutionary Origin of Humanity: An Interdisciplinary Theological Constructive Proposal

Andrew Davison (Cambridge): Biological Mutualism and Thomistic Philosophical Thinking about Contemporary Scientific Issues

Andrew Briggs (Oxford): Reflections on It Keeps Me Seeking

6:00 pm Supper

7:30 pm Tyndale Lecture at Wolfson

(Old Testament & Philosophy of Religion)

Wednesday 26 June

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Prayers

9:30 am Session V

Chair: Joanna Leidenhag (St Andrews)

Nathan Bossoh (University College London): From Natural Theology to Methodological Naturalism and the Role of the Media in our Understanding of Scientific Practice

Jeahong Oh (Aberdeen): Theological Significance of Fregean Semantics on Dialogue Between Science and Religion

Christopher Woznicki (Fuller Seminary): Priests of Creation: T.F. Torrance’s Theological Anthropology as a Basis for Scientific Inquiry

James Shin (Fuller Seminary): A Good Creation in the Image of Christ as a Trinitarian Project

11:00 am Coffee

11:30 am Session VI

Chair: Jason Sexton (California State University)

Thomas H. McCall (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Andrew Torrance (St Andrews): Reflections on The Creation Project

1:00 pm Lunch