POSTPONED: DATE TBC The South West Group of Modern Church is hosting a day conference . Canon Paul Brett is the speaker.
Science and Religion : Conflict or Co-operation?
Canon Paul Brett is a retired priest living in Bath. He was previously an industrial chaplain, then a staff member of the General Synod Board for Social Responsibility. In 1984 he became director of social responsibility in the diocese of Chelmsford and a residentiary canon at the cathedral. His final post was as rector of Shenfield, a busy commuter parish on the outskirts of London. He is the author of Love Your Neighbour : The Bible and Christian Ethics Today (Darton, Longman and Todd 1992).
In part one of this talk, Exploring the Past, Paul looks at early ideas in classical literature, arguments for the existence of God in the middle ages, and the dispute about evolution in the 19th century. He then considers genes and memes, mind and consciousness, reality and matter.
In part two, Reimagining the Future, he looks at critical realism and non-realism, and asks what it means to be a person. He explores ways in which traditional Christian faith and practice can be reimagined in the light of today’s scientific understandings, and suggests ways to develop what has been called a Christian humanism.
Manvers Street Baptist Church, Bath 11.00 am - 4.00pm, Coffee from 10.30am.