Randall Zachman: Every Christian Should Be an Astronomer

Date(s) - February 25, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Epiphany Chapel, Vancouver School of Theology

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“Every Christian Should be An Astronomer:  On the Importance of True and Genuine Science for the Life of Faith’ (Calvin)

In this lecture and seminar Prof. Zachman will explore John Calvin’s understanding of the role of scientific inquiry in theology, biblical interpretation, and piety.

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Prof. Randall Zachman is Professor of Reformation Studies at University of Notre Dame. Zachman’s area of interest is the history of Christian thought from the Reformation period to the present. Zachman is the author of Reconsidering John Calvin (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of his Writing and Thought (Baker Academic, 2006), and The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005) He has co-edited Conciliation and Confession (Notre Dame, 2004), and has edited John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now (Baker Academic, 2008). Zachman has published articles in The Journal of Religion, The Scottish Journal of Theology, Calvin Theological Journal, Concordia Theological Journal, as well as chapters in other volumes.


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