Religion and Science: On Creation and Providence
|Field of Study||Theology|
This upper-level course will explore traditional theological doctrines of creation and providence in conversation with scientific understandings of the origin and operation of the world. Students will be exposed to the pluralism in each field. They will be asked to reflect upon the points of tension and the places of mutual illumination as these fields are brought into lively conversation and to develop their own constructive positions on the relation between theology and science. Special attention will be given to the place of the human being within nature and the current ecological crisis. Both fields share some responsibility for the crisis and offer some promising approaches to its resolution.