Exploring Personhood: What Is a Human Being?


A Faith + Culture Forum

About this event

What does it mean to be human? Academic disciplines answer this question in increasingly different ways. Yet how we define a human being affects every aspect of our world.

Join us as we advance the conversation at Exploring Personhood, a Faith + Culture Forum presented by the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary on Feb. 10-11, 2022. You’ll hear from John Behr, Marc Cortez, John Hammett, Carmen Imes, Amy Peeler, Jeff Schloss, and Justin Barrett.

Exploring Personhood will begin with the authority of the Scriptures and Christian theology. We’ll then invite perspectives from the sciences (biology, genetics, psychology, cognitive science, and anthropology) and humanities (ethics, biblical studies, philosophy, and theology). Our aim is to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue on the Imago Dei, the unity and diversity of the human race, and embodiment — all for the glory of God and the good of the world.

This conference is part of a larger project titled “Being Human: Theology and Praxis” made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. We thank the Foundation for its generosity, and we pray that our efforts will prove helpful for facilitating thoughtful dialogue and fruitful ministry.

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