Winifred E. Weter Lectures
Weter Lectures, video
As we try to make sense of both creation’s goodness and decay, Dr. Long proposes that a fruitful path forward involves synthesizing recent advances in the three fields: natural sciences (with an emphasis on ecology), natural theology (with an emphasis on Christian natural theology), and Biblical theology (with an emphasis on reading creation as God’s earthly temple). In the lecture, Dr. Long will first develop this three-pronged, interdisciplinary approach. Then, he will demonstrate how this approach may prove fruitful in addressing five, roughly chronological, questions ranging from creation to eschatology:
- Why does creation exist?
- How can we interpret the “goodness” of creation?
- What did (and didn’t) happen to creation at the Fall?
- Why is the earth groaning?
- Where is the earth headed (and what is our role)?
Long, Eric, "Priests of a Fallen Creation: The Temple, Natural Theology, and Ecology in Dialogue" (2022). Speakers & Events. 2838.
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