FREE PUBLIC EVENT: The CSCA presents a lecture by Rudy Eikelboom (Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University).
"The Strange Story of the Pigs: The Place of Humans and Animals in Creation"
Friday | 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm | St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church | With Refreshments | (Westdale)
The Strange Story of the Pigs: The Place of Humans and Animals in Creation
In the story of the “Gerasene Demoniac” (Mark 5:1-20), a person with no human name, we see a complex interaction between the spirit-filled, human, and animal parts of creation in a way that speaks to the place of humans in creation. This Scripture passage brings together the oneness of creation and our place in it between the God-Man Jesus and the biological order from which we have evolved.
Roelof (Rudy) Eikelboom, a behavioural neuroscientist, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research has focused on parallels between rat behaviours and human disorders of consumption, such as anorexia nervosa and addiction. He writes a monthly column in Christian Courier on Science and Religion, and he is a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Waterloo.