Elective Seminar

Is Christianity Intellectually Viable in a Scientific Age

ISAAC CHOI

Isaac Choi

Born in Korea, Isaac moved to the U.S. when he was four years old and grew up in Chicago. He studied physics and chemistry at Harvard, and theology and philosophy at Princeton Seminary, before receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Isaac has also been a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford University and visiting fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale University. His research interests focus on epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the relationship between faith and science. He met his wife Laura during their college years in Boston, and they are raising two young children in Oregon, where Isaac is assistant professor of philosophy at George Fox University near Portland.

Summary

Some atheists argue that science invalidates Christian belief. Are they right? The first half of this seminar will defend Christian faith against attempts to use science to show that it is false, including historical myths, evolution, scientific laws disallowing miracles, scientism, and the progress of science. The second half of the seminar will then raise several kinds of evidence that point to God’s reality--cosmological fine tuning, religious experience, and answered prayers--before opening up a time for questions and discussion.

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Session1December 28, 2020600