NViTA at AAR/SBL 2021


NViTA Science-Engaged Theology Autumn Workshop 2021


The New Vision in Theological Anthropology (NViTA) project will be hosting a science-engaged theology workshop this year in advance of AAR/SBL 2021. It is our hope to bring together many of our Summer Fellows, Course Development Grant winners, and other scholars interested in science-engaged theology. Rather than a traditional conference format, the aim of this workshop is to develop and encourage the scholarly work being done by participants in science-engaged theology while providing a space for scholars to meet others working in the field and learn from one another’s teaching and research projects.


Friday, 19 November 2021

12.30-6.00pm local San Antonio time (CDT)


Riverview Room, San Antonio Marriot Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, TX, USA


After starting with lunch, the event will include talks with scholars in science-engaged theology (SET), a session about bringing SET research into your teaching, updates from a Summer Fellow Follow-on Funding research project (getting started, what’s worked, challenges encountered, top tips) and opportunities to meet others interested in SET.

12:30 - 1:00pmLunch
1:15pmWelcoming commentsDr John Perry
1:30pmRoundtable Discussion: Linking Science-Engaged Theology Research and TeachingD.T. Everhart
2:15pmSET Research: an Update from a NViTA Follow-on Funding Project ('The Science of Sex Development and its Theological Applications')Dr Myron Penner (Principal Investigator)
Dr April Cordero
Dr Amanda Nichols
3:00pmNetworking coffee and refreshment break
3:30pmScience-Engaged Theology: A Case Study involving Disability Studies and Human Emotions

You are invited to read this paper by Kevin Timpe in advance of the workshop: Emotion, Executive Dysfunction, and Agency: Can Emotional Disability Impair an Agent's Likelihood of Virtue?
Professor Kevin Timpe
4:45pmPlural Waters: Climate Change and Fresh Waters as Vectors for Science-Engaged TheologyDr Christiana Zenner


Who is this event for? 

  • NViTA Summer Fellows, NViTA Course Development Grant winners, and anyone else interested in science-engaged theology.

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