Call for abstracts: Evolution, original sin and the Fall
Time and location: June 22-23 2020, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
Hans Madueme (Covenant College)
John Teehan (Hofstra University)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 March 2020
Organizers: Johan De Smedt and Helen De Cruz, Saint Louis University
This conference is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.