Listen Now to Biblical Scholars on Life in the Cosmos

by Joshua Mauldin


Follow the Fresh Thinking Podcast and listen to biblical scholars William Brown and Jacqueline Lapsley reflect on the Book of Job and the contemporary search for life in the universe. 

Click Here to Listen to William Brown's Witherspoon Lecture on the Fresh Thinking Podcast.

Click Here to Listen to Jacqueline Lapsley's Reflections on the Book of Job and Astrobiology, available on the Fresh Thinking Podcast.

CTI Research Fellow William Brown gave the annual William Witherspoon Lecture on Thursday, March 10 to a full room of guests in CTI's Luce Hall. Brown's lecture, titled "The Comforting Cosmos: God, Creation & Job in the Light of Astrobiology," included a moving interpretation of the book of Job and a creative use of images of 'otherworldly' creatures that dwell on Earth in the shadowy depths of the ocean, creatures sometimes referred to as 'extremophiles.' 


Brown is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and is a research fellow in the 2015-16 Inquiry on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology at CTI. 


Jacqueline Lapsley, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, provided an illuminating response to Brown's lecture, which was followed by questions and discussion.