University of Melbourne
ISCAST's 12th Conference on Science and Christianity ... The COSAC 2020 site is under construction, but it is not too early to SAVE THE DATE!
Planet Earth and its inhabitants face a paradoxical future. Increasing damage to the creation sits alongside the extraordinary possibilities that science and technology offer: species extinction and climate change alongside gene editing and dreams of humanity 2.0. In the face of anxiety and bewilderment, Jesus Christ offers hope.
What does it mean to be a Christian in the 21st century? What does it mean to be a Christian in a time when Western patterns of consumption are unsustainable and are damaging the creation? What does it mean to be a Christian in a time when many people look forward optimistically to "the singularity" and the transhuman possibilities of overcoming the limitations of the human body? What does it mean to live in a time of climate change and CRISPR, of animal extinction and AI?
Under the overall theme of "A Hopeful Future?" COSAC 2020 will take up these two urgent global challenges. How do Christians think and live faithfully in such a world, and what sort of hope does Christian theology offer?
*** A call for papers will be issued in November or December 2019. ***