Exploring Personhood

What Is a Human Being?

Join us for this upcoming Faith + Culture Forum presented by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture on February, 10-11, 2022.

What does it mean to be human?

What does it mean to be human? Academic disciplines answer this question in increasingly different ways. Yet how we define a human being affects every aspect of our world.

Join us as we advance the conversation at Exploring Personhood, a Faith + Culture Forum presented by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on Feb. 10-11, 2022. You’ll hear from Justin Barrett, John Behr, Marc Cortez, John Hammett, Carmen Imes, Amy Peeler, and Jeff Schloss.

Exploring Personhood will begin with the authority of the Scriptures and Christian theology. We’ll then invite perspectives from the sciences (biology, genetics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology) and humanities (ethics, biblical studies, philosophy, and theology). Our aim is 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.

This conference is part of a larger project titled “Being Human: Theology and Praxis” made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. We thank the Foundation for its generosity, and we pray that our efforts will prove helpful for facilitating thoughtful dialogue and fruitful ministry.

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Justin Barrett

John Behr

Marc Cortez

John Hammett

Carmen Imes

Amy Peeler

Jeff Schloss


Thursday, February 10

  • 1:00 pm: Welcome
  • 1:30 pm: Session 1
  • 2:30 pm: Session 2
  • 3:30 pm: Break
  • 4:00 pm: Session 3
  • 5:00 pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 pm: Panel Discussion

Friday, February 11

  • 9:00 am: Session 4
  • 10:00 am: Session 5
  • 11:00 am: Break and Lunch
  • 12:30 pm: Session 6

This project/publication was made possible through the support of grant #61985 from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s)and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation. 

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