SCIO book launch held at Oxford University Museum of Natural History

At an event attended by over ninety scholars, students, and enthusiasts, Dr Stan Rosenberg (Executive Director, SCIO), Dr Michael Burdett (Assistant Professor in Theology, University ofNottingham), Dr Benno van den Toren (Professor of Intercultural Theology, Protestant Theological University, Groningen), and Revd Dr Michael Lloyd (Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) unveiled their new book, Finding Ourselves After Darwin: Conversations on the Image of God, Original Sin, and the Problem of Evil.

The launch was held at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the site of numerous historic engagements on the topic of science and religion (from the debate between Samuel Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce in 1860, to the more recent debate between professors Richard Dawkins and John Lennox in 2008).

The anthology is a wide ranging volume, with chapters discussing the interface between Christian doctrine and evolutionary scientific research. With contributions from a number of leading academics from various fields, including Richard Swinburne, Gijsbert van den Brink, Christopher M. Hays, and Vince Vitale, the volume addresses a variety of issues,


Concerning the event, Dr Burdett comments:

We were pleased that so many came to support us to celebrate the culmination of many years work, with many illustrious scholars contributing to it. We are extremely excited about the contribution that this work will make to the field of science and religion. In particular we hope that the book’s unique combination of being introductory in nature while also being exhaustive in its doctrinal focus will be useful to readers of all levels, from scholars to laity.

Finding Ourselves after Darwin is available in both paperback and e-book form at Blackwell’sAmazon (US)Amazon (UK), and Barnes & Noble.

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