Providence Theological Seminary and the CSCA present a lecture by CSCA Vice President Patrick Franklin (Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, Providence Theological Seminary).
“Is Religion Obsolete in a Scientific Age?”
Location: Room 118, St. John’s College, University of Manitoba.
Abstract: Modern scientific theories and methods provide us with powerful models and tools for understanding our world. Riding on the success of the modern sciences as their platform, some popular scientists today downplay the significance of religious questions and attempt to undermine religious truth claims. In their view, science has made religion obsolete. In contrast, the sciences provide us with accurate and effective but not comprehensive knowledge about reality. Science serves humanity best when it is practiced within a broader, holistic framework that includes other means of apprehending truth, including religious ones.
Patrick Franklin (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary (Manitoba, Canada). He also serves as Vice President of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation, as Book Review Editor for the journal Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, and as Editor of Didaskalia. He is the author of Being Human, Being Church: The Significance of Theological Anthropology for Ecclesiology and several academic articles and book chapters. He and his wife lead a small church community in Mitchell, Manitoba affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada.