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Holmes Rolston speaks on creation at luncheon

Date 21 Jun 2002 08:18:08 -0400

Note #7315 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:


Holmes Rolston speaks on creation at luncheon

by Jane Hines

COLUMBUS, OH - Holmes Rolston III, one of the world's leading scholars on the philosophical, scientific and religious concepts of nature, spoke at the Presbyterians for Restoring Creation luncheon on June 18, saying that life apart from the natural world is "ungodly."

Rolston, whose most recent book is Genes, Genesis and God, a printed version of his Gifford lectures, was presented PRC's William Gibson Award.

"God loved the world, and in the world Jesus found ample evidence of the Kingdom of God," he said. "Nature is an incomplete revelation of God's presence; nevertheless, life without access to the natural world is artificial and yes, ungodly." 
Rolston is a Presbyterian minister who helped create the 1990 General Assembly policy statement titled "Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice."  

The Presbytery Restoring Creation Award for 2002 was presented to Central Florida Presbytery; the Congregational Restoring Creation Award was presented to First Presbyterian Church, of Kirkwood, MO.  

Presbyterians for Restoring Creation is a faith group dedicated to working for environmental wholeness and social justice and serving as a prophetic voice for substantive change in the church and in the world.

Nancy Corson Carter, the PRC moderator, said its members affected overtures and commissioners' resolutions before the 214th GA in at least three areas.
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