Seminar: The Impact of the Cultural Context of Genesis on its Theology and Significance in our Scientific World


Date: 2 June, 2018 (Saturday)

Time: 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Venue: Lumina College, 3/F, Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woosung Street,

Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong



The Old Testament was written for us, but not to us. If we are going to benefit from the full impact of God’s communication, we have to do so by setting aside our modern perspectives and entering the ancient world as well as we are able. As we are able to do this, we will encounter the theology of the text as reflected by the ancient communicators. This will help us sort out what claims a book like Genesis makes or does not make for the scientific discussions that dominate the conversation in our modern world.

Speaker: Prof John Walton

Professor of Old Testament

Graduate School of Wheaton College


Prof Walton has a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College in Hebrew and Cognate Studies (Old Testament and Ancient Near East).  He has been Professor of Old Testament for 20 years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, before he taught at Wheaton College and Graduate School for another 17 years.  Prof. Walton has published nearly 30 books, among them commentaries, reference works, text books, scholarly monographs, and popular academic works. He was the Old Testament general editor for the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV, NKJV), and is perhaps most widely known for the “Lost World” books (including The Lost World of Genesis One, The Lost World of Adam and Eve, and The Lost World of the Flood). He is in demand as a speaker at colleges, seminaries, universities, churches, conferences and seminars across the US and around the world. His areas of expertise include the importance of the ancient Near East for interpreting the Old Testament as well as the dialogue between science and faith. He and his wife, Kim have three grown children, all pursuing academic careers.

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Facilitator: Dr Wing Tai LEUNG

Founding President

Lumina College


Introduction to Master Programmes: Dr Vaughan MAK

Head of Academic Programs

Lumina College


Seminar and Introduction to Master Programmes will be conducted in English. 


Free Donation


Enquiries: (852) 3622 1724 | luminacollege@gmail.com


Online Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/1lA5sdxcjE00YRwt2



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