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SRF Online 2024 : SRF Conference Series 2024 - Filling and Surrounding the World: Pan(en)theism in a Scientific Age


When Nov 27, 2024 - Nov 28, 2024
Where online
Submission Deadline Sep 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.

27th-28th November Filling and Surrounding the World: Pan(en)theism in a Scientific Age: Call Closes 30th September

The revival of pan(en)theism is “extremely significant for our understanding of God’s relation to the world, including humanity. Broadly they all point to the need to accentuate, in the light of contemporary knowledge of the world and of humanity, a much stronger sense than in the past of God as in some sense ‘in’ the world – without […] demeaning from or qualifying God’s ultimate transcendence, God’s ontological ultimate ‘otherness’” (Peacocke, In Whom We Live and Move and Have our Being, p. xix)

We invite papers which (re-)engage with the question of pantheism and/or panentheism 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. As Cooper notes panentheism has experienced a renaissance at the intersection of science and religion. The conference will explore and challenge key themes around the God-World relation including:

Metaphysical implications of pan(en)theism

Panentheism and the quantum universe

God’s presence and action in a scientific world

Space, Time, and Panentheism

A connected world, stewardship, and environmental ethics

(27th November) Dr. Taylor Ott, KU Leuven - Panentheism & Destructive Ecological Ethics

(27th November) Dr Lina Langby, Uppsala University - Panentheism, classical theism, & special divine action

(day tbc) Prof. Andrei Buckareff, Marist College - Pantheism & Panpsychism

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