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Dr. Paul Lim, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University


February 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST


411 Willard Straight Hall

Who cares about the world and nature?  What type of responsibility is there for the Christian community toward “creation care”?  How does God’s work of creation generate ethical duty and delight for the Christian in one’s work of environmental/ecological justice?  We will survey the factors that give rise to the recent interest in creation care, and which support it as a human endeavor compatible with Divine Design.


Professor Lim, associate professor of religious studies in Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School,  is a historian of early modern and early Enlightenment England, focusing on religious and intellectual changes which manifested as longue durée consequences of Europe’s Reformations.  He has published three books in this area; most recently, Mystery Unveiled: the Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2012); The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (Cambridge, 2008); and In Pursuit of Purity, Unity, and Liberty: Richard Baxter’s Puritan Ecclesiology in Context (Brill, 2004).  He has recently been awarded a year-long (2011-12) Luce Fellowship in Theology for a project entitled “God’s Problems: Revelation, Providence and the Religious Other in Enlightenment England,” which will result in a major monograph and a series of articles.

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