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Faith, Science, and Nature


  • Princeton Theological Seminary 25 Library Place Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States (map)

The Faith, Science, and Nature conference will bring together outstanding scholars to discuss how to integrate the findings of contemporary science into mature and theologically informed faith and to explore the limits of and boundaries between faith and science, especially in their grasp of the human person.

 Speakers will include Professor William Hurlbut (Stanford University), Professor Michael Gorman (Catholic University of America), Fr. James Brent, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception), Professor Margarita Mooney (Princeton Theological Seminary), Professor John Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary), Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Thomistic Institute) and Dr. Frederick Simmons (Princeton Theological Seminary)

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, The Scala Foundation and Princeton Theological Seminary

Sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, The Scala Foundation and Princeton Theological Seminary

Schedule of Lectures:

Friday, February 15th, 2019

5:00 pm Keynote address--William Hurlbut, Stanford University. “The Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, and Machines in the Age of Technology”

Saturday, February 16, 2019

9:30 - 10:45 am ”Good, Evil and Science”: Presenter: Fr. James Brent, OP, Dominican House of Studies

11:10 - 12:25 pm "Culture, Nature, and God in the Social Sciences.” Margarita Mooney, Princeton Theological Seminary

1:45 - 3:00 pm “Creation and the Big Bang.” Stephen Barr, University of Delaware 

3:30 - 4:15 pm Is There a Human Nature? Michael Gorman, Catholic University of America.

4:15 - 5:15 pm "Posing Questions about Science and Ethics": A Panel with Frederick Simmons (Princeton Theological Seminary), John Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary), Margarita Mooney (Princeton Theological Seminary), Fr. Dominic Legge, OP, Dominican House of Studies


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