This conference examines the interface between theology and science from the dimension of wonder.


EARLY BIRD PRCES:  Empoloyed $140;  Unemployed and members $100;  Students $30

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of God's hands
. . . There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. -- Psalm 19:1-4

Science and theology are often mismatched bedfellows. Science dominates the university environment while theology exists only at its edges. Science investigates the visible and measurable while faith relates to things unseen. Nevertheless, they share an engagement with many topics that relate to wonder: where have we come from, who are humans, what are the dimensions and scope of the universe, why is nature both perfect and flawed at the same time? Science and faith both elicit the reaction of awe in the face of nature's complexity and liveliness. This conference examines the interface between theology and science from the dimension of wonder. 

Conference details:

Draft Programme here 

God of Wonder will take place on September 22 and 23, 2017. The conference starts at 7pm on Friday 22nd with a public Lecture at Old Government House. It will continue all day on Saturday with a panel discussion in the evening. There will be workshops for students included in the programme. 

Our speakers: 

Keynote: Professor Christopher Southgate will speak on The Glory of God: Signs of Glory in Creation

Other speakers include: 

  • Graeme Finlay
  • Luke Barnes
  • John Stenhouse
  • Ruth Barton
  • Nicola Hoggard Creegan

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Important Note: This is Election Day in New Zealand. Please vote before Saturday. We will be posting sites where you can vote before Saturday 23rd  and also the closest polling station on the day of the election. Major results will not be out until later that night. 

September 22nd, 2017 12:00 AM through September 23rd, 2017 12:00 AM
The University of Auckland
Auckland, AUK 1010
New Zealand