It has been more than twenty years since Philip Hefner’s book The Human Factor: Evolution, Culture, and Religion was published by Fortress Press. Now is just the right time to look back and see just how the theological concept of the created co-creator lines up with today’s science. In this combined December/January issue of Covalence we reflect on our modern telling of the human story.
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Religion-and-science must be about the human journey, about the struggle to arrive at the meaning of being human today. It is a journey searching for new symbols by which to interpret an experience that is formative for our times. This journey is also a journey of becoming human. Here we want to examine religion-and-science in read on
One of the most intriguing science stories in recent months has been the finding that Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern day humans in some significant way. That’s right—our human ancestors who mated with Neanderthals acquired DNA that is found in people today, including some genes that control development of skin and hair. It is read on
The European Society for the Study of Science and Theology awarded its annual ESSSAT Research Prize to Dr. Patricia Bennett for her thesis that revealed the ties between neuro-immunology and theology. Neuro-immunology is growing field that combines neuroscience (or the study of the nervous system) with immunology, which is the study of immune system. This read on
Human uniqueness from multiple perspectives will be the theme of this years’ annual Goshen College Conference on Religion and Science that will be held at the college from March 14 to 16. Joshua Moritz, PhD, a lecturer of philosophical theology and natural sciences at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, will be speaking on read on