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Toronto Christian Scholar Symposium

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Wycliffe College

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The Purpose of the Toronto Christian Scholar Symposium is to foster fellowship and dialogue among Christian faculty, graduate students, and academics in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Keynote: Dr. Michael Murray "Reverse Engineering the Imago Dei"

Michael Murray is Senior Vice President at the John Templeton Foundation where he oversees Foundations grant making in the natural sciences, philosophy, theology, and public engagement. Before joining the Foundation he was the Arthur and Katherine Shadek chair in philosophy and the humanities at Franklin and Marshall College, where is is currently Senior Visiting Scholar. Michael has also held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Notre Dame, and Oxford University. His published research concerns topics at the intersection of science, philosophy, and theology, as well as seventeenth century Continental thought. In addition to a numerous peer reviewed articles, he has recently authored or edited Philosophy of Religion (Cambridge, with Michael Rea) and Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering (Oxford), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Reflections on the Origin of Religion (Oxford, with Jeffrey Schloss), On Predestination and Election (Yale) and Divine Evil? (Oxford, with Michael Rea and Michael Bergmann).

There will be a number of interdisciplinary Working Groups on various issues which will feature presentations and discussion. Possible topics and themes may include and are not limited to: Ethics in STEM; Science and Religion; Pain and Evil; Justice and Society; Academic Freedom and Political Correctness; Aesthetics, Beauty, and Order; Pedagogy.

*Presenting in a Working Group is not required for participation in the discussion.

To Present in a Working Group, please indicate your interest at ncs.uoft@gmail.com by Friday, January 18th. Presentations should be geared to an interdisciplinary audience and may be informal, no longer than 10 minutes. Papers may be related to your research, an area of interest, or work in progress, but should dovetail in some manner with the theme of the working group and a Christian perspective on the topic. The purpose of the Working Groups is to stimulate discussion amongst fellow Christian academics across disciplines.

To Register: wycliffecollege.ca/tcss

Attendees are invited to attend the Friday evening Religion and Society Series event: What does it mean to be human? Ghosts and Machines.

For more info visit: www.wycliffecollege.ca/religionandsociety


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