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Saved From What (and for what?) – Theological and scientific narratives of salvation in the Covid world.

Tuesday, 4 May '21   9:30am – 12:30pm BST

This is an online event.

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The gospel is not unique in promising salvation. Countless philosophies promise to save us from our enemies, our world, and even ourselves. Many turn to science and technology, particularly during the pandemic. How can we affirm the value of science and medicine while proclaiming the centrality of Christ as God and Saviour? How can we tell stories that communicate clearly and effectively?

Three members of the ECLAS project (“Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science”) will lead a discussion of public narratives about virus, vaccine, and salvation with a focus on speaking truth and sharing good news. Thus, we will be thinking through how we think about knowledge and rumours and how we preach the gospel in our current context. Dr Franziska Kohlt and Dr Thoko Kamwendo will share research on virus narratives circulating in public and in the church. The Revd Dr Lucas Mix will speak on how we talk about science in preaching, with a special emphasis on biological narratives in the bible.

This session is being run in partnership with the Diocese of Exeter.


Saved From What (and for what?)

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