Moritz to Speak at Annual Religion and Science Conference

Moritz to Speak at Annual Religion and Science Conference

Goshen College’s 14th annual gathering will address human uniqueness

Kate Stoltzfus
News Editor
kates@goshen.edu

Goshen College’s 14th annual conference on Religion and Science will bring new light to human uniqueness and the image of God.

The conference, held this Friday through Sunday at the Church-Chapel, is a weekend created to provide a space for discussion and dialogue between religion and science topics, all prompted by a special lecturer.

This year’s speaker is Joshua M. Moritz, a lecturer of philosophical theology and natural sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., as well as adjunct professor of philosophy at the University of San Francisco and managing editor of the journal of Theology and Science.

Moritz will give two public lectures: “Is the Bible concerned with the question of human uniqueness?” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and “Has science established human uniqueness?” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. His research primarily focuses on the problems of evolutional evil, human evolution and nature, astrotheology and theological understanding of non-human animals and animal mentality.

In addition to Moritz’s main lectures around the conference’s theme of “Human uniqueness and the image of God: Bridging biology and theology through the Hebrew concept of election,” there will also be moderated discussion sessions for conference-goers to address topics with the speaker.

For more information, visit goshen.edu/religionscience.

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