Date(s) - November 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Corpus Christi College
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Until 1993, we could not be sure whether there were planets around any other stars. We now know that there are billions of billions. That science is new, but thinking about what life beyond Earth would mean for Christianity is not, with more or less continual theological interest stretching back to the middle of the fifteenth century. In this talk, Professor Davison will introduce the science of astrobiology, tell some of that Christian theological story, and ask what the implications of other life in the universe would be for some of the main pillars of the faith, including creation, revelation, Christology, and sin and salvation.
One of the founders of the Cambridge Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe, Andrew Davison is the Starbridge Professor of Theology and Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow in Theology and Dean of Chapel at Corpus Christi College. He is the author of many books, including Participation in God: A Study in Christian Doctrine and Metaphysics and Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine: Exploring the Implications of Life in the Universe (both Cambridge University Press).
Co-sponsored by Corpus Christi College, Society of Catholic Scientists (Vancouver chapter), Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation