TWU Philosophy Forum on Evolution and Belief

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Evolution & Belief
The Nature of Evolutionary Theory and Its Implications For Religious Belief

Thursday 29 November 2012, 7:30 PM
Northwest Auditorium, Trinity Western University

Since the (in)famous “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925, questions concerning Darwin’s theory of evolution and its implications for religious belief have loomed large in the minds of North America’s Christians. Would the truth of evolution undermine belief in a God who has created a world that reflects the order of his own character? If nature is “red in tooth and claw,” what does this imply for morality and  the idea that human beings are image-bearers of God? This forum aims to explore questions like these using the perspective and tools of philosophy. In the first installment of this two-part series, TWU’s own Professors Phillip Wiebe and Myron A. Penner examine what sort of theory evolution is and some implications for religious belief. The opportunity will be available for audience members to interact with the speakers through Q & A. All members of the campus and broader community are welcome to attend this event, admission is free.

First Address: “Evolution – Theory or Paradigm?” by Professor Phillip Wiebe

Second Address: “Evolution, Reason, and Belief in God” by Professor Myron A. Penner

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