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SRF Online 2024 : SRF Conference Series 2024 - Continuous and co-creation: Emergence in a Scientific Age


When Jun 13, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
Where online
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Categories    philosophy   theology   philosophy of religion   religion

Call For Papers

The 2024 Online Conference Series is inspired by Key Themes from Arthur Peacocke's Work in what would have been his 100th year. Delegates are invited critically to re-engage with these themes from multi-faith perspectives and examine how they interact with the scientific, technological, and environmental challenges and opportunities posed by the 21st Century.

Submissions are invited for traditional papers, round table discussions, or interactive workshops related to the conference theme. Paper sessions are 30mins, round tables & workshops are 45mins. Timings include any Q&A.

​All Submissions MUST engage with conference themes at the intersection of science and religion. This engagement may include natural or social sciences. Ethnographic/sociological studies that address scientists' engagement with faith or how people of faith engage with science also fall within the remit of this call.

13th-14th June Continuous and co-creation: Emergence in a Scientific Age: Call Closes 30th April

“For the processes of the world exhibit an intelligible continuity in which the potentialities of its constituents are unfolded in forms of an ever-increasing complexity and organisation” (Peacocke, Theology for a Scientific Age p.300)

We invite papers which (re-)engage with the question of emergence within the science-religion dialogue. We welcome papers from a broad range of religious and faith perspectives and the papers do not need to engage directly with Peacocke’s own work, only central themes. The conference will explore and challenge key theological and religious themes around emergence including:

Purpose, design, and emergent complexity

Consciousness, emergence and the biological sciences

Reductionism, emergence, and religious reflection

Emergence and divine action

The impact of emergence on science-religion relationships

(13th June) Prof. Sarah Lumbreras Sancho, Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Anthropological Implications of Artificial Intelligence

(13th June) Prof. Mark Harris, Director of Ian Ramsey Centre University of Oxford - Arthur Peacocke's Emergent Theology: Implications for a Theology of Condensed Matter Physics

(13th June) Prof. Nancey Murphy, Fuller Theological Seminary - Title TBC

(14th June) Dr. Renny Thomas, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) - Science and Religion in India: Beyond Disenchantment

(14th June) Dr. Carissa Sharp, University of Birmingham - Religious Diversity in Science: Insights from Psychological Research on Science and Belief in Society

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