CHA's 2019 Theology and Ethics Colloquium will feature noted scholar and author Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Woodruff Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta. He will present his book, The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive Art, and explore an expanded notion of revelation that is not confined to traditional deductive methods based on doctrine and Scripture. He will suggest that we can know something of God's plan through human experience and science as well.
This inductive perspective is particularly important today as we are discovering more about human sexuality through the experience of transgender patients (Dr. Diana Currie) and the human genome (Dr. Paul Scherz), an aspect of human existence that was unknown till modern times and which now presents some of our most serious ethical challenges.
We will also explore new ethical issues in big data, examine and care for undocumented persons, and begin a discussion of potential updates and revisions of our 2011 ethics resource, Excellence in Ethics.
Don’t miss this excellent selection of speakers and topics!