Central South – Can we believe Genesis today?


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Physics Lecture Theatre A, Building 46
University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ
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The Central South group will welcome Revd Dr Ernest Lucas on 29th October to speak on the subject ‘Can we believe Genesis today?’

How are we to approach the Genesis story of the origin of the world? Most are sceptical that it has anything to say in our modern scientific age, while some still insist that this ancient text should take precedence over our school science textbooks.

In this lecture Ernest Lucas will help us re-read these early chapters in their ancient context. By doing so, he will show how these stories are surprisingly relevant to us today, and provide us with a framework within which we can pursue science for the benefit of humankind and the rest of creation.

Ernest Lucas has an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Kent. He did post-doctoral research in biochemistry in the University of North Carolina and in Oxford University before studying Theology at Oxford. After ordination he was minister of Baptist churches in Durham and Liverpool. He obtained a PhD in Oriental Studies from Liverpool university. He was Vice-Principal and Tutor in Biblical Studies at Bristol Baptist College until he retired in 2012.

Admission is free.

Lecture Theatre A Building 46 (Physics A), University of Southampton, 7:30pm


Can we believe Genesis today?