Friday, 12 August 2011

Creation through evolution

IN the biblical book of Genesis, God is portrayed as declaring ‘Let there be light’, and the world process comes into being. 

Much heat, but a lot less light, has been generated over the issue of whether creation stories in sacred texts clash with or complement scientific accounts of creation - or whether they are quite different languages which nevertheless point in a common direction. 

At the heart of this issue lie different views about the nature and interpretation of the texts – and, consequently, the relationship between faith and science.  At 9.30pm on Saturday 13 August, these issues are explored by Professor Sam Berry, Emeritus Professor of Genetics at University College London and author of Real Scientists, Real Faith and Sheikh Ruzwan Mohammed. They are in conversation with Ewan Aitken of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland.

The picture shows the 'creation window' at Chester Cathedral.

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