University Pastor Andy Tune will introduce the featured speaker John Haught, Distinguished Research Professor and Senior Fellow in Science and Religion, Woodstock Theological Center, at Georgetown University. Haught will discuss "Evolution and Faith: What Is at Stake." An informal discussion will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Bayley Auditorium.
Haught taught for many years in the Georgetown University Department of Theology. He has authored more than 15 books, including God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens (2008); Christianity and Science (2007); Is Nature Enough (2006) and Deeper Than Darwin (2003). Haught is one of the preeminent interpreters of the relationship between science and the Christian faith.
Lawrence, a physician in the Springfield community who wishes to support and encourage the vital dialogue between science and religion, funded the generous endowment that made the colloquium possible. The event is free and open to the public.
"These events should be times for challenging ideas, lively discussion and good fellowship," said Pastor Tune.
The committee for the Lawrence Colloquium consists of faculty representing the departments of religion, philosophy, chemistry, physics and biology, and the university pastors.
For more information, contact Tune at (937) 327-7412 or by e-mail.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts
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