CFP: Continuous and co-creation: Emergence in a scientific Age

Submission deadline: April 30, 2024

Conference date(s):
June 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024

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The 2024 Online Conference Series is inspired by Key Themes from Arthur Peacocke's Work in what would have been his 100th year. Delegates are invited critically to re-engage with these themes from multi-faith perspectives and examine how they interact with the scientific, technological, and environmental challenges and opportunities posed by the 21st Century.

All Submissions MUST engage with conference themes at the intersection of science and religion. This engagement may include natural or social sciences. Ethnographic/sociological studies that address scientists' engagement with faith or how people of faith engage with science also fall within the remit of this call. Papers do NOT need to engage directly with Peacocke's work, but MUST engage with the conference theme.

“For the processes of the world exhibit an intelligible continuity in which the potentialities of its constituents are unfolded in forms of an ever-increasing complexity and organisation” (Peacocke, Theology for a Scientific Age p.300)

We invite papers which (re-)engage with the question of emergence within the science-religion dialogue. We welcome papers from a broad range of religious and faith perspectives and the papers do not need to engage directly with Peacocke’s own work, only central themes. The conference will explore and challenge key theological and religious themes around emergence including:

  • Purpose, design, and emergent complexity

  • Consciousness, emergence and the biological sciences

  • Reductionism, emergence, and religious reflection

  • Emergence and divine action

  • The impact of emergence on science-religion relationships

For our student Essay Competition (closes 18th October 2024):

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