Evolution, original sin and the Fall

June 22, 2020 - June 23, 2020
Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University

3800 Lindell Blvd, ADORJAN HALL
Saint Louis 63108
United States

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Sponsor(s):

  • John Templeton Foundation

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(unaffiliated)
Hofstra University

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Saint Louis University
University of Ghent

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Can the concepts of original sin and the Fall be interpreted in the light of evolution, and if so, how? There is an ongoing discussion in philosophy and theology on the implications of evolutionary theory for theism. 

This conference seeks to bring together philosophers, theologians, and other scholars who work on the intersection of science and religion to examine theological concepts in the light of evolution, with a focus on original sin and the Fall. This conference also welcomes papers on other topics in theological anthropology, philosophy of religion, and science and religion that discuss the relationship between evolution and theism, including from traditions outside of Christianity.

Please submit an anonymized abstract of about 500 words as a pdf or doc(x) attachment, with “Evolution and theism” in the subject line, to deeptimemorality@gmail.com by February 15, 2020, with decision by March 15, 2020. 

Plenary speakers: Hans Madueme (Covenant College) and John Teehan (Hofstra University)

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