Cosmology and Creation: How do they relate to one another?
Jan 26, 2016
How have Christian writers rationalised the idea of divine creation with critical thinking? Professor McGrath explains: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/cosmology-and-creation-how-do-they-relate-to-one-another
This lecture considers some themes within the Christian tradition dealing with the concept of "creation", noting especially Aristotle's notion of the eternity of the world, and the tensions this caused for Christian writers such as Thomas Aquinas. We then turn our attention to cosmology, noting the major scientific developments over the last century. The final section of the lecture will consider how a scientific "narrative of origination" relates to a religious "narrative of creation", and how these narratives intertwine and interconnect. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/cosmology-and-creation-how-do-they-relate-to-one-another Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,800 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/greshamcollege