Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Forum on Science, Technology and Renewal

Science and the Spirit: June 2007 - Regent University, Virginia Beach Campus
What does Christian faith have to do with modern science? How does the worldview of Christian renewal fit, if at all, with a contemporary scientific worldview? What is the relationship between renewal theology and the religion-and-science dialogue?

The Regent University School of Divinity’s Ph.D. program in Renewal Studies announces its first forum on renewal and science. With funding provided by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers has been brought together to explore the questions at the intersection of renewal Christianity and science. In conjunction with this research initiative, three public lectures will provide an opportunity for these scholars to interact more broadly with the Regent, Hampton Roads, and wider southeastern area communities on these issues.

Tuesday, June 19, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
“Screening the Spirit: Resonances between a Charismatic Epistemology and the "Supermedium" of Film”
James K. A. Smith
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College

Friday, June 22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
“Beyond the Battlelines: Why Christians Need to Engage with Science and How We Can Do It Successfully”
Philip Clayton
Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the Claremont Graduate University, and visiting professor Harvard Divinity School (2006-2007)

Thursday, June 28, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
“Divine Healing, Religious Revivals and Contemporary Pentecostalism”
Margaret Poloma
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Akron

All events will be held at the:
Regent University Library Auditorium
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23464

For more information: E-mail: | Phone: 757-226-4400