CTNS Public Forum with Professor LeRon Shults, on his book, Christology and Science, with a response by Professor Robert Russell
The dialogue between theology and science has blossomed in recent decades, but particular beliefs about Jesus Christ have not often been brought to the forefront of this interdisciplinary discussion even in explicitly Christian contexts.
In this lecture, F. LeRon Shults discusses his book Christology and Science (2008), which attempts to break new ground by explicitly bringing the specific themes of Christology into dialogue with contemporary science. He engages recent developments in late modern philosophy of science in order to articulate Christian intuitions about the identity, agency and presence of Jesus Christ in a way that responds to challenges and opportunities that have arisen in light of various scientific discoveries.
After an overview of the main argument of the book, which contains three case studies (incarnation and evolutionary biology, atonement and cultural anthropology, parousia and physical cosmology), the lecture will emphasize the importance of attending to the mediating role of philosophical categories in the ongoing dialogue between theology and science.