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How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind?
How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind?
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How does a belief in evolution relate to the theme of the fallenness of humankind?

Part of our ‘Short Answers to Big Questions’ series.

Being Human in a Cosmic Setting – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Being Human in a Cosmic Setting – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Being Human in a Cosmic Setting – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

David Wilkinson explores theologically what it means to be human against a backdrop of cosmology and the search for extraterrestrial life.

Theological Perspectives pt. 2 ‘Purpose in Creation & Human Intention’ – Canon Professor Simon Oliver (Lecture)
Theological Perspectives pt. 2 ‘Purpose in Creation & Human Intention’ – Canon Professor Simon Oliver (Lecture)
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Theological Perspectives pt. 2 ‘Purpose in Creation & Human Intention’ – Canon Professor Simon Oliver (Lecture)

Simon Oliver explores what we mean by ‘human nature’, Darwin’s theory of evolution and modernity’s dualisms. The talk has both a theological and philosophical framing to it.

Theological Perspectives pt. 1 ‘Imago Dei’ – Canon Professor Simon Oliver (Lecture)
Theological Perspectives pt. 1 ‘Imago Dei’ – Canon Professor Simon Oliver (Lecture)
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Theological Perspectives pt. 1 ‘Imago Dei’ – Canon Professor Simon Oliver (Lecture)

Simon Oliver reflects on the Biblical notion that we are made in the image and likeness of God.

Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Creation in Christian Thinking – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

Canon Professor David Wilkinson presenting at ‘New Directions in Cosmology’ in 2013. In his talk David reflects on the relevance of biblical creation as part of the science/Christian dialogue.

Death and Dying – Professor Douglas Davies (Lecture)
Death and Dying – Professor Douglas Davies (Lecture)
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Death and Dying – Professor Douglas Davies (Lecture)

Douglas Davies unpacks the process of death and dying in the context of identity.

The Image of God: What it means to be human – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
The Image of God: What it means to be human – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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The Image of God: What it means to be human – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

David Wilkinson explores theologically what it means to be human against a backdrop of technology, AI and transhumanism.

Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)
Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)
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Encountering Eternity: God’s Relation to the Complexity of Time – Professor Tom Greggs (Lecture)

In this lecture Professor Tom Greggs considers the theological issues relating to time and eternity, he assesses the relationship of God to a created reality and analyses the inter-relationship of God’s freedom from and for creation in its temporal complexity.

Suffering – Professor Karen Kilby (Lecture)
Suffering – Professor Karen Kilby (Lecture)
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Suffering – Professor Karen Kilby (Lecture)

Professor Karen Kilby reflects on the place and status of suffering in Christian thought. Kilby is Bede Professor of Catholic Theology at Durham University.

Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)
Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)
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Theological Reflections pt 2. ‘Resurrection: Continuity and Transformation’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson and Revd Tim Wall (Lecture)

In this collaborative lecture Canon Professor David Wilkinson discusses the ‘end’ in the context of astronomy and the universe. Revd Tim Wall then leads a discussion of new creation – new heaven and new earth.

Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Theological Reflections pt 1. ‘Origins’ – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

Drawing on some of the key theological questions (such as, the origin of the universe, the extent of the universe and the exploration of the universe) Canon Professor David Wilkinson takes these issues deeper talking about what we understand by the Christian doctrine of creation.

Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)
Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)
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Q&A with Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Question and answer session)

Q&A session with Rev Prof Jeff Astley after his talk on free-will.

Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
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Freed from responsibility and judgement? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)

Revd Prof Jeff Astley reflecting on themes of ‘ordinary theology’ and ‘free will’.

The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)
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The death of the soul should theists mind? – Revd Professor Jeff Astley (Lecture)

In this talk Revd Prof Jeff Astley discusses the soul – his talk provides an interesting contrast to that of David Wilkinson’s ‘why I don’t believe in the soul’.

Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)
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Why I don’t believe in the soul – Canon Professor David Wilkinson (Lecture)

A provocative talk from Canon Professor David Wilkinson on why he does not believe in the soul.

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