Creation, Modernity, and Public Theology

On Thursday, April 26th Simon Oliver joined us at CTK Cambridge to give a talk entitled "Creation, Modernity, and Public Theology," discussing questions raised in his new book Creation: A Guide for the Perplexed.  Dr. Oliver argued that shifts in the understanding of God, creation, and science that took place in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have rendered the notion of “creation” unintelligible, and have given rise to scientism - the view that the natural sciences are the only means of accessing truth.  He explored how a recovery of the doctrine of creation bears relevance for many of today’s cultural concerns. Dr. Oliver is Professor of Theology and Canon Theologian at Durham, UK.