Monday 15 October
Dr Bethany Sollereder, University of Oxford
In 1859, Charles Darwin proposed a radical new idea for how life evolves as a result of natural selection. This natural world is competitive, violent and careless of the amount of suffering it produces, apparently at odds with the Christian idea of an omnipotent, good God. In this group discussion, Bethany Sollereder will explore the problem of animal suffering in nature and how the implications of evolution can be reconciled with a theological understanding of God as creator.
This event is part of IF Oxford: the Science and Ideas Festival.
Bethany Sollereder is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Religion. She specialises in theology concerning evolution and the problem of suffering. Bethany received her PhD in theology from the University of Exeter and an MCS in interdisciplinary studies from Regent College, Vancouver.