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Creation Narratives

Panel focus primarily on Christian uses of creation stories in the Bible as the impetus and guide for ethical action when responding to environmental challenges such as climate change
When Apr 09, 2007
from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
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April 9, 2007

Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, 6:00 p.m.

Creation Narratives

This panel will focus primarily on Christian uses of creation stories in the Bible as the impetus and guide for ethical action when responding to environmental challenges such as climate change. Themes include: a reading of Genesis 1:28 as a right to dominate the earth and bend it to human need; a reading of the second creation narrative (Genesis chapter 2) as presenting God as a gardener who cares for creation; a reading of the Noah story as a new creation after environmental disaster, with Noah and his family the caretakers of animal and vegetative life; and the implications of Christ as the new creation in 2 Corinthians. The point here is not to answer the question of what is the right Christian response, but rather, how do Christians justify their response (or non-response) to the challenges of climate change.

Carl Derk, Director of the Coalition for Christian Outreach

David Miller, Pastor of the University Mennonite Church

Paull Spring, member and former pastor at Grace Lutheran Church

Christian Brady, Dean of Schreyer Honors College and a scholar of Hebrew Bible,moderator