CFP: Evolution, original sin and the Fall

Submission deadline: February 15, 2020

Conference date(s):
June 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, United States

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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 [email protected] 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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