Considering Ethical Points on the Binding of Issac

   You probably know the biblical story of Abraham’s offering of his son Issac, but have you really thought about the idea of sacrificing a child? A Philosopher will be discussing the subject of Child Sacrifice next week during a presentation at Presbyterian College. PC has announced that Dr. Stephen Evans of Baylor University will be on campus March 1st for a presentation to students, faculty, staff and guests, titled Kierkegaard’s Treatment of the “Binding of Isaac”: Must a Person of Faith Be Willing to Approve of Child Sacrifice?

   Presbyterian College Professor of Religion Dr. Bob Bryant anticipates that the presentation will challenge those in attendance. “Anyone who cares about the relationship between faith and reason today will benefit a great deal from Professor Evans’ insights and be challenged to probe more deeply his or her own ethical bearing and impact on others. Certainly, the challenge he offers fits solidly within the aims of Presbyterian College, and we are grateful for his presence with us.”

   C. Stephen Evans received his Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in 1969 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974.  He is currently University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University. His published works have focused on the Danish philosopher Kierkegaard, philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of psychology. 

  The community is welcome to attend this talk from Dr. Evans. The fifty-minute presentation starts at noon Friday, March 1st in Edmunds Hall.