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What If We're Not Alone: Considering the Significance of Non-Intelligent Alien Life for Constructive Christian Theology

Saturday, March 7th 2020, 1:00pm
Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Annual Russell Family Research Fellowship Conference in Religion and Science

Adam Pryor, Assistant Professor of Religion, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas

Respondents: Braden Molhoek, Hyung-Joo Lee, Jamie Fowler and Ted Peters

Building on his forthcoming work Living with Tiny Aliens, Dr. Pryor will consider how the astrobiological research can influence three concepts widely used within the Christian theological tradition: the image of God, sin, and vocation. He will consider the significance and challenges of understanding these doctrines in light of an astrobiological and ecological sense of 'planetarity.' Finally, he will consider how reframing these theological concepts at a planetary scale has consequences for imagining the ethical actions of individual religious persons.

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