In this seminar, join Dr Andrew Loke as he shares on his latest book “The Origin of Humanity and Evolution: Science and Scripture in Conversation (T&T Clark, 2022)”, which addresses the intense debate in science and religion in light of evolutionary population genetics. There are many scholars today who claim that science has definitely proven that the Scriptural account of human origins is false. The contribution of this book is highly significant because it shows that these scholars are wrong, and because resolving this area of perceived conflict would greatly benefit both scientific and religious communities by enabling both to work closer together to contribute to the good of humanity. Whilst affirming that the Bible should be interpreted according to proper hermeneutical principles such as considering the literary genre, literary context, meaning of words, grammatical relationship, and the background and concerns of the ancient authors, this book also assesses the scientific data according to proper mainstream scientific methodology. Having accomplished these tasks, it proposes a model which argues that all humans today have Adam as common ancestor even though this ancestor is not our sole ancestor.
Date: 5 April 2023
Speaker: Dr Andrew Loke, Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion | Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
ETHOS Institute™ for Public Christianity was formed by the National Council of Churches of Singapore, Trinity Theological College and The Bible Society of Singapore in 2014.