James Stump: Science & The Bible

The first and final part of James Stump’s Science & The Bible seminar track from Cornerstone 2010.

 

Sometimes people of faith think it is the goal of scientists to disprove the Bible—as if scientists get together each week in some smoky room to agree on what biblical doctrine they’ll attack that week!  Others are sure that we can find confirmation of scientific theories hidden in the biblical text.  This seminar will investigate, from a philosophy of science perspective, the goal and role of science within a larger context that includes the Christian’s commitment to biblical revelation.  As a case study, we’ll look at the Genesis account of creation in the context of other Ancient Near East creation stories.