Warren in Winnipeg: Science and Christianity

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FREE PUBLIC EVENT: CSCA presents a fiftieth-anniversary lecture by E. Janet Warren (Family Physician; Independent Scholar; CSCA President 2016-2020).

50th Anniversary Presidential Lecture
Jun 17 2023

Janet Warren
"Science and Christianity: Not What, but Who and How We Know"

Saturday | 7:00 pm | St. John's College (Room 118), University of Manitoba | Coffee, Tea, and Cookies Provided

Science and Christianity: Not What, but Who and How We Know

CSCA has been for me a place of encounter: with cutting edge scientific knowledge and theories, with new theological concepts, with both like minded and very diverse colleagues, and with the divine author of all of the above. I have learned much about the relationship between science and faith, both their fruitful integration and the misunderstandings. From my experience and reflection I believe that some of the pitfalls in the science-faith dialogue are a result of focusing on what we know rather than how and who we know. Having a deeper understanding of types of knowledge and the ways in which we acquire it is important. Drawing from Christian theology and philosophy, as well as cognitive psychology, I will suggest some approaches that can aid both our understanding of the science-faith dialogue and the faithful practice of our vocations.

Janet Warren (BSc, MD, PhD) was president of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation from 2016-2020. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario where she works part time as a Family Physician and part time as an independent scholar in theology. Her medical practice has included extensive experience in mental health care and psychotherapy. She has taught theology courses on the Integration of Psychology and Theology, Ministry Research Methods, Current Issues in Theology, and Theology of the Human Person. Janet’s research interests are varied and include the integration of science (especially psychology) and Christianity. Her book publications include Cleansing the Cosmos: A Biblical Model for Conceptualizing and Counteracting Evil (Pickwick, 2012), Holy Housekeeping (Essence, 2017), All Things Wise and Wonderful: A Christian Understanding of How and Why Things Happen (Wipf & Stock, 2021), and Singing into Splintered Spaces: The Rhythms of Mission and Spiritual Discipline (Cascade, 2022).

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