David Robinson: Beyond ‘Design’ – Evolutionary Biology & a Theology of Preservation

Date(s) - November 28, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regent College Chapel

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This evening lecture with David Robinson on November 28 is part of our Fall 2018 Interface Faith and Science Lecture Series.


“Beyond ‘Design’: Evolutionary Biology and a Theology of Preservation”

Appeals to an original “design” in nature have faced significant criticism from both evolutionary biology and Protestant theology since the nineteenth century. This lecture surveys the two most enduring criticisms in order to articulate a theology of preservation fit for the “Anthropocene”—our present age of reckoning with the irreparable effect of human designs on the biosphere.

This lecture is free of charge.

David Robinson is the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Theology and Science at Regent College for 2018-19. This role follows the completion of his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. David’s research focuses on the intersection of evolutionary biology and theology, particularly the question of how natural causation is described vis-à-vis divine providence. His interests also include the philosophy of science and criticisms of natural theology in the 19th and 20th centuries.

This lecture series is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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