Theology Coram Deo: Faith and the Lure of Intellectual Knowledge

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6–8:15 p.m.

Posted by: Department of Theology and Philosophy

 Faith Intersections:  How should our Christian faith influence our views regarding the important issues of our world?

"Let us unite the two so long divided, knowledge and vital piety ..."- Charles Wesley 

What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem? What does the Academy have to do with Christianity?” -- Tertullian 

An interdisciplinary panel from English, Biblical Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, and Theology will discuss “Faith and the Lure of Intellectual Knowledge.”  The panel will interact over questions relative to how our Christian faith responds to and advances the pursuit of intellectual study.  Does scholarship have to be in conflict with a living faith? “Do intellectual pursuits diminish Christian spirituality? How can Christian scholars balance seemingly contradictory conclusions from advanced intellectual study with the traditional tenets of their Christian faith? What can church history teach us about how earlier Christians simultaneously pursued intellectual study and reasoning and spiritual formation? Please join us as we explore the implications of balancing faith and intellect in a world that often treats them as irreconcilable concepts.   

Panel: Sarah Adams - English, Paul Boles - Theology, Rico Vitz - Philosophy, Jennifer Walsh - Political Science, Bill Yarchin - Biblical Studies, Moderator: Jacquelyn Winston - Theology 



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