Jeff Schloss (Westmont College) discusses current scientific literature, reflects on its striking consonance with traditional Christian views of human exceptionalism and moral telos, and also considers the risks – to science, to theology, and to Christian witness – of cherry-picking science to fit theological precommitments.
This talk was delivered on Thursday, February 10 at Exploring Personhood: What Is a Human Being? Exploring Personhood began with the authority of the Scriptures and Christian theology. We then invited perspectives from the sciences (biology, genetics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology) and humanities (ethics, biblical studies, philosophy, and theology). Our aim was to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the Imago Dei, the unity and diversity of the human race, and embodiment — all for the glory of God and the good of the world.