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From Analog to Digital: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and the Logos of the Dictionary of Technology

Lecture by Aleksandra Stevanovic (University of Belgrade) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati | September 25, 2019

 

 

Creation or Evolution?

On 5 September 2018, Doru Costache talked about ‘Creation or Evolution? Early Christian Views of Genesis 1’ during an event organised at Macquarie University by Catholic Society, Catholic Chaplaincy, and Orthodox Chaplaincy. In his talk, in line with his essay ‘Terra Lucida or Free of the Mists of Confusion,’ he discussed the need to draw a line between creation and creationism, also between evolution and evolutionism, and suggested that whereas creationism and evolutionism cannot be bridged, there is a way of connecting creation and evolution. The impossibility to bridge creationism and evolutionism comes from their very opposite ideological allegiances, to supernaturalism and naturalism respectively. These ideologies cancel each other by working with an either/or mentality. In turn, given that the doctrine of creation represents a theological interpretation of reality and the theory of evolution a scientific description of reality, creation and evolution can be bridged since the competences of theology and science do not overlap. There is no competition there. One, theology, interprets reality, the other, science, describes reality. Costache pointed out further that given the theological nature of Genesis 1, the scriptural narrative does not offer a scientific description of reality, instead interpreting it from the vantage point of God. Also, the chiastic or mirroring structure of Genesis 1 points to its destination for liturgical use and personal contemplation. He ended by analysing a series of passages from early Christian theologians who considered Genesis 1 an introduction to theology, not a scientific report, and a key to decipher the workings of the world as an ongoing event of synergy or interaction between the created and the uncreated.

The Creation-Evolution Controversy from Global Perspectives

Research Workshop

“The Creation-Evolution Controversy from Global Perspectives”

Date: April 23, 2018 (9 AM – 5:40 PM) / April 24, 2018 (9:20 AM – 11:50 AM)

Venue: HSS Conference Room (5th Floor), HSS Building, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332

Project SOW at the University of Tel Aviv

Science & Orthodox Christianity in Jerusalem

Bar-Hillel Colloquium

Efthymios Nicolaidis @ Tel Hai College, Israel

Lecture on March 20, 2018 by Project SOW Director Efthymios Nicolaidis at the Tel Hai College in Upper Galilee, Israel

Technology, Religion and Cultural Identity

An Exploration from Comparative Multi-Polar Perspective

Conference co-organised by the University of Belgrade and the University of Madras

Chennai, India, December 13–14th, 2017

Plato and Hipparchus have read the Bible: Early Christian Appropriations of Ancient Greek Cosmology

Plato and Hipparchus have read the Bible: Early Christian Appropriations of Ancient Greek Cosmology

13/03/2018 (17:30-19:00)

Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus

This event is open to all and free to attend. No booking is required. Please direct enquiries to chs@kcl.ac.uk.

Book presentation in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney lecture


Relating Science and Religion

Friday, 30 June 2017, 7-9 pm

at the Sydney College of Divinity Headquarters, 5 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2213, Australia

A public seminar featuring Peter Harrison | Denis Edwards | Doru Costache & moderated by Jim Harrison

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