Springfield Physician Provides Funds For New Dialogue
The relationship between science and religion has a new voice at Wittenberg thanks to Springfield physician David Lawrence, who recently funded a generous endowment to support such a dialogue.
On April 9, the Wittenberg community benefited from his gift as the inaugural Lawrence Colloquium welcomed John Haught, Distinguished Research Professor and Senior Fellow in Science and Religion, Woodstock Theological Center, at Georgetown University. Haught discussed “Evolution and Faith: What Is at Stake.” An informal discussion preceded the lecture.
Considered one of the preeminent interpreters of the relationship between science and the Christian faith, Haught is the author of more than 15 books, including God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris and
Hitchens; Christianity and Science; Is Nature Enough and Deeper Than Darwin. Haught, who served as chair of Georgetown’s department of theology from 1990-1995, continues to teach courses on religion and ecology, and science and religion.
The committee for the Lawrence Colloquium consists of faculty representing the departments of religion, philosophy, chemistry, physics, and biology and the university pastors.