Dr. Hans Madueme, Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, will be giving this year's Fall Lectures, titled "Biblical Realism: A Theological Proposal for Science and Theology." The lectures will be held on October 28-29 of this year.
According to his bio, Dr. Madueme, since arriving at Covenant in 2012, received a two-year grant from Oxford University and a Henry Center fellowship to pursue further research in science and theology. He is currently writing a monograph that explores Christian hamartiology (the doctrine of sin) and its relationship to natural science. One of his long-term goals is to mobilize first-rate scholars from the Reformed tradition to make substantive contributions to the broader science-theology dialogue—both at scholarly and more popular levels.
In the lecture series he will be bringing to the Mid-America community, Dr. Madueme will ponder the long and contentious relationship between science and theology, with a focus on biblical authority. He will offer a set of theological reflections on the problem of conflict between scientific theories and Christian doctrine. In Lecture #1, he will review the history of these questions, going back to Galileo and the University of Paris Condemnations of 1277. In Lecture #2, he will defend what he calls dogmatic inerrancy against common strategies among recent evangelicals in the science-theology dialogue. In Lecture #3, he will discuss further priorities toward a biblical realism that will serve Christians well as we negotiate the interaction between science and theology
The schedule for Dr. Madueme's lectures will be as follows:
October 28 @ 1:30 pm:
Natural Science and Biblical Authority
October 29 @ 8:30 am:
Dogmatic Inerrancy: A Defense
October 29 @ 10:30 am:
Notes toward a Biblical Realism
These lectures will be free of charge. Due to social distancing protocols in place on Mid-America's campus, on-campus attendance will be limited to the student body, staff, and faculty. For those who wish to view the lectures through our online capture portal, please click here to register.