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October 24, 2015 at 9:00 PM EDT
Preceded by a potluck dinner and conversation with the speaker, 5:00pm at the Chesterton House (RSVP only). Contact [email protected] for more information.
‘Creation Care’ can mean any number of things, depending on how we understand the meaning and scope of creation and what level of jurisdiction we assign to human care. This talk will explore biblical expressions of ‘creation care’ not only within the familiar creation mandate in Genesis 1-2 but also through the many, often overlooked biblical passages that speak to our human agency in greater detail. In conversation with Pope Francis’ encyclical Ladato Si, Dr. Ryan O’Dowd will argue that we need to be awakened from our apathy and neglect while guarding against our tendency to anthropocentric hubris.