Virginia Theological Seminary

VTS plans to facilitate a three-day retreat for participating faculty to deliberate on the integration of science into the M.Div. and the doctoral programs. We will read key texts and invite one or two of the authors to participate in a roundtable discussion. Advisors from AAAS, and perhaps other scientists, will participate in the retreat and help shape the conversation.

Our goal is to introduce basic science literacy into the required M.Div. courses (including the requirement in Ethics). Once completed, the impact of this work can and should continue as part of our regular educational offerings at the Seminary.

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In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.