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Public Lecture - Professor John Walton

Event - Monday, 22 July 2019 at 7:30pm

Prof John Walton will be presenting “Genesis 1-2 - Do believers have to make a choice between science and faith?”


The book of Genesis is an ancient text. But what sort of impact does this recognition have on our interpretation of the creation narratives it presents? Starting with this question in mind, Professor John Walton will explore how we might faithfully read Genesis 1 and 2, in the light of its Ancient Near Eastern context. Having arrived at a clearer understanding of the message of the text, Prof Walton will then address whether the biblical account, read closely and contextually, could be viewed as compatible with the modern scientific consensus of evolution. As believers do we have to make a choice between science and faith?


Prof John Walton (Wheaton College)

Prof John Walton (Wheaton College)

John H. Walton (PhD Hebrew Union College) is a Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School where he has taught for almost twenty years. Dr Walton has published over 30 books, among them commentaries, reference works, text books, scholarly monograpahs, and popular academic books. He is most widely known for the “Lost World” books. His areas of expertise include the importance of the ancient Near East for interpreting the Old Testament as well as the dialogue between science and faith.


Light refreshments will be provided. Please register below for catering purposes.

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Event details

  • Location

    TABOR 181 Goodwood Road MILLSWOOD
  • Date

    Monday, 22 July 2019 at 7:30pm