Book Launch and Reception
Anticipating Omega, by Ted Peters
Thursday, April 19, 2007, 5:00 pm.
Location: The GTU Richard S. Dinner Board Room, Third floor of the Hewlett Lamson Library,
2400 Ridge Rd, at Scenic and LeConte Avenues, Berkeley. All are welcome.
Anticipating Omega is a work of constructive theology that takes into the theological enterprise the findings of the latest research in the natural sciences. Ted Peters asks how the eschatological vision of God's ultimate future (omega) fits on a map of reality along with physics, evolutionary biology, genetics, and technical prognostications for a post-human future. He formulates a unique theory providing a retroactive ontology of the future in an attempt to understand today's world in light of tomorrow's world of transformation. The theological position taken in this book belongs roughly in the tradition of Europe 's theology of hope and its contemporary exponents, Wolfhart Pannenberg and Jürgen Moltmann.
Published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN: 3-525-56978-5. (2007)
Available on the web: https://www.eisenbrauns.com/ECOM/_2200YFUVW.HTM
In addition to being an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Ted Peters has taught Systematic Theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California since 1978. As a research scholar he is affiliated with the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS). He is editor of Dialog: A Journal of Theology and co-editor of Theology and Science. Ted’s most recent book releases include Can You Believe in God and Evolution with Martinez Hewlett (Abingdon 2003) and Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom (Routledge 2002).
Note: The 2007 Charles H. Townes Graduate Student Fellowship
Award will be announced during this event.
Please join us for appetizers at this reception. RSVPs are helpful, but not required.
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