Epic of Creation lectures are free and open to the public.
SCIENTIFIC, BIBLICAL, AND THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON OUR ORIGINS
Discussions about Intelligent Design and Creation Science
continue to trouble media and the public even after the U.S. District Court
declared Intelligent Design to be unconstitutional in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area
School District. These
discussions create furor with school boards and leave believers of many faith
The Zygon Center
for Religion and Science in Chicago
offers a unique resource in this situation: The Epic of Creation lecture series
provides a thorough presentation of scientific, religious, and theological
knowledge about the evolution of the universe, life and culture.
The Epic of Creation presents the scientific story of
emergence and evolution from the beginning of the universe to the emergence of
humans; interpretation of the biblical stories of creation; and theological
reflection on creation and our origins. Prominent scientists tell the
scientific story, which begins with the origins of the universe presented from
a cosmological perspective. It continues through the origin of life on earth,
the evolution of life to its present forms, and the development of humans,
including brain evolution and the development of social structures. Religious
scholars present a variety of reflections on the biblical creation stories.
Theologians discuss how scientific and religious creation stories affect our
sense of meaning today.
The Epic of Creation series was started by the Zygon Center for Religion and Science in 1989 and has been running annually since that time. Our speakers include top scientists and scholars from the University of Chicago, the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, Notre Dame University, McCormick Theological Seminary, DePauw University, and other distinguished institutions.
All Epic of Creation lectures are free
and open to the public, and the series may be taken for course credit
through the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS).
All lectures take place at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East
55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615 on Mondays, September 13 through
December 6, 2010, Room 201. (Please note our new room number.)