Interdisciplinary Theology and the Archeology of Personhood (Tentative Theme)
The fifteenth annual Goshen Religion and Science Conference will take place March 20-22, 2015 on the campus of Goshen College.
The speaker for the 2015 conference will be Professor Wentzel van Huyssteen of Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Professor Wentzel van Huyssteen was Princeton Theological Seminary’s first James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science. He has research degrees in philosophy (MA, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) and philosophical theology (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and has specialized in philosophy of science and religious epistemology.
Professor van Huyssteen has proposed provisional titles for the conference lectures.
Lecture One: Rediscovering Darwin for Theology: Rethinking Personhood
Lecture Two: The Evolution of Morality: the Emergence of Personhood
Lecture Three: From Empathy to Embodied Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Evolution of Religion.
Professor van Huyssteen's biography can be found here.
The Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS) is an organization dedicated to the dialog between Religion and Science. A primary interest of the MRSS is Religion and Consciousness.
The MRSS has local chapters at Andrews University (MI), Bluffton University (OH), Bethel College (IN), Goshen College (IN), Manchester College (IN), the University of Notre Dame (IN), and the University of St. Francis (IN). There are two major meetings of the MRSS each year, one at Goshen College (March) and one at Andrews University (October).