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 - 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:15pm||Welcoming comments||Dr John Perry|
|1:30pm||Roundtable Discussion: Linking Science-Engaged Theology Research and Teaching||D.T. Everhart|
|2:15pm||SET 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
|3:00pm||Networking coffee and refreshment break|
|3:30pm||Science-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|
|4:45pm||Plural Waters: Climate Change and Fresh Waters as Vectors for Science-Engaged Theology||Dr Christiana Zenner|
- Dr Myron Penner, Trinity Western University, Canada
- Dr April Cordero, Point Loma Nazarene University, USA
- Dr Amanda Nichols, Oklahoma Christian University, USA
- Professor Kevin Timpe, Calvin College, USA
- Dr Christiana Zenner, Fordham University, USA
Who is this event for?
- NViTA Summer Fellows, NViTA Course Development Grant winners, and anyone else interested in science-engaged theology.