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Conference on Social Sciences and Christian Faith

January 21, 2013 No Comment
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David G. Myers

EDMONTON – The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith (CCSCF) welcomes people to register for its second annual conference May 2-3, 2013 at Concordia University College of Alberta (CUCA). This year the conference will focus on “The Social Sciences and the Christian Faith.”

The Keynote Speaker for the event is Dr. David G. Myers who will give an address entitled “Psychological Science Meets the World of Faith.” Dr. Myers is Professor of Psychology at Hope College (Holland, Michigan). His lecture is free to the general public and will be held in CUCA’s Auditorium May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

His work, supported by National Science Foundation grants and fellowships, has appeared in three dozen academic periodicals, including Science, the American Scientist, the American Psychologist, and Psychological Research. He has also presented his work in more popular formats through publications in four dozen magazines (from Scientific American to Christian Century), and through seventeen books. His work has brought him numerous accolades, including the Gordon Allport Prize, an “Honoured Scientist” award from the Federation of Associations in the Brain and Behavioral Sciences, the Award for Distinguished Service on Behalf of Personality-Social Psychology, and three honourary doctorates.

The conference cost is a non-refundable registration fee of $65 for students, $100 for alumni, and $130 for all others (plus GST). Registrations may be made online at https://onlineservices.concordia.ab.ca/ops_new/ccscf/form.php, using Mastercard, VISA, or American Express. For those interested in presenting at the conference, a call for papers and posters (related to the social sciences and the Christian faith) can be found at the CCSCF’s website.

“The general public continues to show a strong interest in religion,” explained CCSCF Director Bill Anderson. “The Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith wants to play an important role in that dialogue, in a variety of academic disciplines with a distinctly Christian perspective.” The CCSCF was developed as a place for scholars to conduct research on the relationship between Christian faith, academic learning, and the contemporary world.

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