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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Academy Regained Conference at Redeemer and McMaster 28 July

Satellite conference with the CSCA/ASA/CiS Conference 
Monday, July 28, 2014 starting at 9:00 AM 

Redeemer faculty members Russ Kosits and David Koyzis are chairing “Academy Regained,” a conference that is overlapping with the annual conference of the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation (CSCA), the American Scientific Association (ASA) and Christians in Science (CIS).

“Academy Regained” will explore the relevance, usefulness, and power of a Kuyperian approach -- an emphasis on the biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation -- for the academic disciplines. The goal is to portray the Reformational worldview, not as merely a collection of slogans, but as an emerging school of thought with a worthwhile programme of research.

The conference will feature presentations and discussions on how this approach applies to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. Faculty from Redeemer and other universities across North America are leading the different workshops.

This conference is part of the annual convention of the CSCA/ASA/CiS, which this year is being held at McMaster University. “From Cosmos to Psyche: All Things Hold Together in Christ,” is the theme of that conference, which begins on July 25.

Full details are availble here

Topics include:
K. VanderMeulen/C. Jongsma, “A Neo-Kuyperian Approach to Mathematics”
D. Schuurman/S. Vander Leest, “Exploring a Biblical Perspective of Engineering”
A. Sikkema, “Reformational Perspectives in Physical Science”
V. Asatryan, “Exploring a Biblical Perspective of Marketing”
R. Kosits/E. Johnson, “A Preliminary Rationale for Reformed and Reformational Perspective in Psychological Science”
J. Vanderwoerd, “Toward a Biblical Grounding for Professional Social Work Practice”
D. Koyzis, “Political Science Regained”
J. Danielson, “Music as Science and Art”
K. Flatt, “What Does Kuyper Have to Do with Ranke and Foucault? A Reformational Perspective on the Discipline of History”
A. Wilkinson, “Word and Flesh: Toward a Christian View of English Literature”
J. Rusthoven, “Toward a Reformed Understanding of Biomedical Ethics”

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