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Sunday, April 14, 2013
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The Ecology of Wonder in the Bible and Science

Theological scholar William P. Brown explores how wonder lies at the heart of both science and faith. As the “appetite for wonder” drives the progress of science, wonder also brings out the best in faith. By exploring the connections between scientific and biblical understandings of creation and of new creation in Christ, Dr. Brown argues that science is not inimical to religious faith, but can and does inform it.

William P. Brown is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and holds the Doctor of Philosophy In Old Testament Studies from Emory University. He has an abiding interest in the use of scripture in the life of the church and contemporary theological discourse, as well as in the ancient cultural contexts out of which scripture emerged. The author or editor of several books and numerous articles on the Bible and its interpretation, his most recent book is The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder (Oxford University Press, 2010). An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he is a founding member of Earth Covenant Ministries, a grass-roots organization of churches in the Atlanta area committed to creation care.

Professor Brown’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve UniversityDepartment of Religious Studies

The Church of the Covenant
11205 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH

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