Randolph Church To Host Web Seminar Wednesday

RANDOLPH – The United Presbyterian Church of Randolph is hosting “Not Afraid of Darwin or Christ,” a webinar to continue the discussion of the relationship between evolution and theology on Wednesday. Refreshments and registration begin at 6:30 with the webinar from 7-8:30 p.m..

The presenters of this online conference coming from the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton are Dr. Conor Cunningham and Dr. Agustin Fuentes, both currently fellows at the center. Cunningham is a specialist in Darwinism, evolution, metaphysics and systematic theology. He is assistant director of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, England, author of “Darwin’s Pious Idea,” and wrote and presented the acclaimed BBC documentary “Did Darwin Kill God?”

Fuentes is an American primatologist and biological anthropologist whose work focuses largely on human and non-human primate interaction, pathogen transfer, communication, cooperation and human social evolution. He is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, author of “Evolution and Human Behavior,” and “Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You: Busting Myths About Human Nature.”

Subjects to be discussed include:

Part 1 – “What is Theology and What is Evolution” with an eye towards clarifying misconceptions and enhancing thoughtful reflection.

Part 2 – “Why are some Christians afraid of Darwin and why are some scientists afraid of Christ?”

Part 3 – “How can we get it right?” A discussion on human nature and the interface between faith, knowledge and the quest for understanding.

This is the fifth in a series of workshops on science and faith at the United Presbyterian Church. They have been supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

Call the church at 358-4255 to register or for more information.