Presentation Title

Pursuing Truth and Constructing Knowledge in the Christian Academy: Diverse Perspectives

Location

BUL250

Start Date

8-11-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

8-11-2016 4:20 PM

Description

As Christian academics, we share a commitment to pursue and express truth in our disciplines illuminated by our faith. In this session, we will engage in a dialog amongst diverse academic disciplines (theology, science, humanities, arts) about this shared commitment. What do our disciplines consider to be ³truth²? How do we pursue truth and construct knowledge in our disciplines? What can we learn from our commonalities and differences in these endeavors? How can an interdisciplinary understanding of and approach to truth enrich our thinking and academic practice? How do our faith commitments inform how we go about discovery, creativity, and expression in our quest for truth? We¹ll engage these and other questions as panelists and participants.

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Biography

Tom Goodwin has taught biology at Andrews University since 1994 and served as chair of the department since 2012. In addition to multiple technical publications in the specialty of paleobiology, Goodwin has written several articles on the interface of faith and scientific knowing and edited a recent book, Biology: A Seventh-day Adventist Approach for Students and Teachers. He and his wife, Joanie, have two grown children, and love spending time in the out-of-doors.

Vanessa Corredera (Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2012) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. She teaches a range of courses, especially classes focusing on gender theory and ethnic/race theory, as well as for the Honors Program. Her most recent publications appear in Shakespeare Quarterly and Early Modern Literary Studies. She is married to Gabriel Montes, CPA (AU Class of 07), and they have a two-year-old son name Levi. In her free time, when not playing with Levi, Vanessa contributes to her church and immerses herself in stories, both on the page and on TV.

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Aug 11th, 2:00 PM Aug 11th, 4:20 PM

Pursuing Truth and Constructing Knowledge in the Christian Academy: Diverse Perspectives

BUL250

As Christian academics, we share a commitment to pursue and express truth in our disciplines illuminated by our faith. In this session, we will engage in a dialog amongst diverse academic disciplines (theology, science, humanities, arts) about this shared commitment. What do our disciplines consider to be ³truth²? How do we pursue truth and construct knowledge in our disciplines? What can we learn from our commonalities and differences in these endeavors? How can an interdisciplinary understanding of and approach to truth enrich our thinking and academic practice? How do our faith commitments inform how we go about discovery, creativity, and expression in our quest for truth? We¹ll engage these and other questions as panelists and participants.

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