Epiphany for a Small Planet: Christology, Astronomy, and Mutuality

Alan Padgett


Does the new picture of the vast cosmos we learn from science change our theology? What difference would alien intelligent life make to our Christology? After presenti ng a "mutuality" model for the relationship between theology and natural sciences (as developed in my 2003 book) I will explore these questions, using astrobiology and Christology as my example of mutuality. Alan Padgett, Professor of Syste matic Theology, Luther Seminary; Crosson Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame University, 2006-2007.