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  Issues in Science and Religion
    Sixth Annual Exegetical Symposium: The Order of Creation
Part 1: Introduction: Natural Order and Law in Graeco-Roman Thought
Part 2: The Creator and His Image
Part 3: The Fertility Cult and the Old Testament
Part 4: Women in Judaism of the Second Temple
Part 5: The Exegesis of 1 Cor 14:34–36
Part 6: The Meaning of Authentein in 1 Tim 2:12
Art Meets Science and Spirituality in A Changing Economy
Part 1: From Fragmentation to Wholeness
Part 2: The Chaotic Universe
Part 3: Crisis of Perception
Part 4: The Transforming World
Part 5: The Shifting Paradigm
Creation or Evolution?: The Historic Standoff between Science and Religion is Taking a Dramatic New Turn
The End of All Our Exploring: From Science toward God?
Good Science, Good Faith: The Cutting Edge of Research Carves a Platform for the Christian Faith
Keeping the Earth: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on the Environment
Logic and Uncertainties in Science and Religion
Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Belief Pascal Centre: International Conference on Science and Belief
Science, Religion, and Evolution: The Controversy Continues
When the Sacred Cows of Science and Religion Meet

 

Title Sixth Annual Exegetical Symposium: The Order of Creation (January 22–23, 1991)
Part 1: Introduction: Natural Order and Law in Graeco-Roman Thought
Part 2: The Creator and His Image
Part 3: The Fertility Cult and the Old Testament
Part 4: Women in Judaism of the Second Temple
Part 5: The Exegesis of 1 Cor 14:34–36
Part 6: The Meaning of Authentein in 1 Tim 2:12
Secondary Titles

The Order of Creation
Sixth Annual Exegetical Symposium
1991 Exegetical Symposium
6th Annual Exegetical Theology Symposium
Sixth Annual Exegetical Theology Symposium
1991 Exegetical Theology Symposium

Series None Listed
Publisher Fort Wayne, Ind.: Concordia Theological Seminary, 1991(?)
Credits Conference Author: Exegetical Theology Symposium 1991: Concordia Theological Seminary.

Writers: A. W. H. Adkins, Walter A. Maier, Douglas Judisch, Dean O. Wenthe, Dean Orrin, Waldemar G. Degner
Format 6 VHS videocassettes
Length Information not available
Abstract Recordings of the Sixth Annual Exegetical Symposium, “The Order of Creation,” held at Concordia Theological Seminary. Introductory comments and lecture on Graeco-Roman perspectives on natural order and law by Arthur W. H. Adkins. Other speakers and topics include: Douglas L. Judisch on images of the Creator, Walter A. Maier III on The Old Testament and fertility cults, Dean O. Wenthe on Women in Second Temple Judaism, Walter A. Maier on 1 Cor 14:34–36, and Waldemar Degner on 1 Tim 2:12.
   
Title Art Meets Science and Spirituality in A Changing Economy Part 1: From Fragmentation to Wholeness
Part 2: The Chaotic Universe
Part 3: Crisis of Perception
Part 4: The Transforming World
Part 5: The Shifting Paradigm
Series Art Meets Science and Spirituality in A Changing Economy
Publisher Amsterdam: Asset Foundation, 1992; New York: Mystic Fire Video, 1992
Credits Producers: Sheldon Rochlin, Louwrien Wijers
Director, Editor: Maxine Harris
Writers: Stanislav Mikhailovich, Bstan-’dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, I. Prigogine, Robert Rauschenberg, Maxine Harris, Louwrien Wijers, Marina Abramovic, Fritjof Capra, Rupert Sheldrake, Sogyal, Rinpoche., Lawrence Weiner, Raimundo Panikkar, Neto Pinheiro, Tessa Bielecki, Francisco Varela, Jacques van der Heyden, David Bohm, John Cage

Others responsible for the production of this video:
Louwrien Wijers
Format 5 VHS videocassettes
Length 52 minutes each
Abstract World famous figures speak at a conference held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

In Part 1, From Fragmentation to Wholeness, Robert Rauschengerg, David Bohm, Stanislav Menshikov and the Dalai Lama discuss the necessity of moving from competition and fragmentation to compassion and wholeness.

In Part 2, The Chaotic Universe, new non-linear models of reality as multiplex, inherently creative, and chaotic are discussed by John Cage, Ilya Prigogine and others.

In Part 3, Crisis of Perception, Jacques van der Heyden, Francisco Varela, J. M. Pinheiro Neto, and Mother Tessa Bilecki compare Buddhist epistemology with modern scientific theories about cognition, reality and perception.

In Part 4, The Transforming World, the issue of transformation is addressed by Lawrence Weiner, Rupert Sheldrake, Sogyal Rinpoche and others as they explore topics such as the new scientific conceptions of the living earth and a range of third world perspectives.

In Part 5, The Shifting Paradigm, Fritjof Capra, Marina Abramovic, and Raimon Panikkar address ecological issues pertaining to the rift between humans and nature, sustainability and creative approaches to perceiving nature and reality.
   
Title Creation or Evolution?:The Historic Standoff between Science and Religion is Taking A Dramatic New Turn
Series Science and Religion: Bridging the Gap
Publisher Pasadena, Calif.: Plain Truth Ministries, 1996
Credits Produced by Plain Truth Ministries.

Series Producer: Larry Omasta
Executive Producer: Joseph Tkach
Writers: John Halford, Keith Stump
Host: John Halford

Others responsible for the production of this video include:
Plain Truth Ministries
Format VHS
Length 58 minutes
Abstract An examination of the geological record and the biblical creation story from a Christian point of view.
   
Title The End of All Our Exploring: From Science toward God? (April 27, 2000)
Series Centennial Distinguished Lecture Series
Also known as the Western Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series
Publisher Bellingham, Wash.: Western Washington University, Office of Special Events, 2000
Credits Writer: Arthur Robert Peacocke
Format VHS
Length 67 minutes
Abstract Arthur Peacocke, author, biochemist, and theologian, lectures on theology and science at the Western Washington University Performing Arts Center.
   
Title Good Science, Good Faith: The Cutting Edge of Research Carves a Platform for the Christian Faith
Part 1: The Transcendence of God
Part 2: The Design of the Universe
Part 3: Biological Evidence for Design
Part 4: Science and the Genesis Creation Accounts
Part 5: Creation Time Scale Controversy
Part 6: Science and the Genesis Flood Account
Series None Listed
Publisher Pasadena, Calif.: Reasons to Believe, 1996
Credits Writer: Hugh Ross
Format 6 VHS videocassettes
Length Information not available
Abstract Information not available
   
Title Keeping the Earth: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on the Environment
Series None Listed
Publisher Cambridge, Mass.: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1996
Produced for the Union of Concerned Scientists by New Wrinkle, Inc., in cooperation with the National Religious Partnership for the Environment.
Credits Narrator: James Earl Jones
Format VHS
Length 27 minutes
Abstract Examining environmental stewardship from both religious and scientific perspectives, this video contains discussions with: Drew Christiansen, Calvin B. DeWitt, Paul Gorman, Henry Kendall, Jane Lubchenco, Ismar Schorsch, N. Jean Sindab, Michal Smart, and Edward O. Wilson.
   
Title Logic and Uncertainties in Science and Religion (March 19, 1996)
Series 1996 John Templeton Foundation University Lecture Series
Publisher Radnor, Pa.: Templeton Foundation, 1996;
Berkeley, Calif.: Department of Physics, University of California, 1996;
Berkeley, Calif.: Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 1996
Credits Credits Writers: Charles H. Townes, Robert J. Russell
Format VHS
Length Information not available
Abstract Physicist Charles Townes, of University of California at Berkeley, lectures on the relationship between science and religion with a response from Dr. Robert John Russell of the Graduate Theological Union, an ordained minister and founder of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.
   
Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Belief Pascal Centre: International Conference on Science and Belief (August 11–15, 1992)
Series None Listed
Publisher Ancaster, Ontario: International Conference on Science and Belief, 1992
Credits None Listed
Format 5 VHS videocassettes; pamphlet
Length Information not available
Abstract Records the proceedings of the International Conference on Science and Belief held at the Pascal Center.
   
Title Science, Religion, and Evolution: The Controversy Continues
Series None Listed
Publisher Missolua, Mont.: University of Montana, 2000
Credits Writer: Eugenie Scott
Format VHS
Length 77 minutes
Abstract Lecturing at the University of Montana, Dr. Eugenie Scott, a biological anthropologist, argues that mediocre science education at the high school and college level has contributed to the standoff between theories of evolution and creation.
   
Title When the Sacred Cows of Science and Religion Meet (April 14, 2000)
Series National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Colloquium Series
Publisher Gaithersburg, Md.: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2000
Credits Writer: G. V. Coyne
Format VHS
Length 90 minutes
Abstract Filmed at a the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) colloquium at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. George Coyne suggests that if we forego idolatry, we might be able to deepen our connection to the Creator God through our scientific understanding of cosmic evolution and the human role in it.