On Saturday the 29th of May, TANSA (Theology and the Natural Sciences in Aotearoa), in conjunction with the Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, will be holding a seminar on God and the new wave of atheism. The event brings together speakers from a variety of theological and confessional commitments to interact with the new cultural movement of skepticism.
When: Saturday May 29, 9am – 3.30pm
Where: Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre, 1043 Beach Road, Long Bay (ph 473 2600)
Cost: $20 / $15 students and unwaged
9.30 Welcome: Nicola Hoggard Creegan (Chair of TANSA, and lecturer at Laidlaw) and John Fairbrother (Director of Vaughan Park)
9.45 Tim Meadowcroft (Senior Lecturer at Laidlaw) Pascal’s Bus: A Conversation between Blaise Pascal and the British Humanist Association Buse.s
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Judith Brown (Adjunct lecturer, Laidlaw) Tracing the way Home: the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.
11.45 John Bishop (Professor of philosophy, Uni of Auckland) Some Thoughts on an Alternative to a ‘Personal omniGod’ Theism.
1.30 Peter Lineham (Professor of History, Massey) A History of Atheism: from Paine to Dawkins
2.15 Nicola Hoggard Creegan Deeper than Darwin
2.35 John Fairbrother Thank God for Atheists
For more details phone Nicola @ 021 376 045 or check out the TANSA website.