Wycliffe College developed seed grant activities under the theme, “What Does it Mean to be Human? Scientific, Theolgoical and Moral Dimensions,” to catalyze institutional engagement with the natural sciences.
A symposium event brought together scholars and scientists to explore multiple perspectives on the following questions: how can science inform Christian anthropology and practice of ministry? and how does a Christian theological vision create goals and limits for medicine and science? The following symposium sessions can be viewed online:
- Dr. Carl Trueman, theologian, on the Rise & Triumph of the Modern Self,
- Dr. Joseph Graves, geneticist, on Science and the Biology of Race,
- Andreae Sennyah, policy researcher, on the State of the Human Person, and
- Dr. Farr Curlin, palliative and hospice physician, on “For the Patient’s Good? Two Rival Accounts of Medicine.”
Project faculty Drs. Ewan Goligher and Victor Shepherd developed a workshop to develop professional skills among pastors, physicians, and theological and medical students around three issues: gender identity care, genetic screening and family counseling, and medical assistance in dying.
Science-engaged courses in Theological Anthropology and Continuing Education are still in development.
Wycliffe College is an Anglican-affiliated member institution of the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.