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Gonzaga’s Faith and Reason Institute Presents Series: ‘Biology and the God of Abraham’

Posted on March 27, 2013 in: Events, Faculty & Staff, Faith, Lectures
“Biology and the God of Abraham” runs April 4-5 and April 16-18.

“Biology and the God of Abraham” runs April 4-5 and April 16-18.

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Project of the Gonzaga Faith and Reason Institute presents a series of lectures titled “Biology and the God of Abraham.” Explore the relationship between faith and science, particularly the Christian roots of modern science and the role Christians have played in scientific discovery.

Part 1 of the lecture series will take place April 4-5 while Part II runs from April 16-18.

Professor Bill Carroll

The first lecture will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the Gonzaga University School of Law. Bill Carroll, a professor of theology at Oxford University, will discuss, “After Darwin, Aquinas: Evolution and Creation.”

The second lecture is Friday, April 5 at 4 p.m. in College Hall, Room 101. The Gonzaga Socratic Club presents another lecture by Professor Carroll of Oxford, who will discuss “Creation Out-of-Nothing in Contemporary Cosmology.”

The lectures are free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow both presentations.

Part II of the lecture series begins April 16.  Following is a complete list of all lectures in the series:

  • April 4 at 7 p.m. “After Darwin, Aquinas: Evolution and Creation” by Professor Bill Carroll
  • April 5 at 4 p.m. Gonzaga Socratic Club Presents Professor Bill Carroll
  • April 16 at 7 p.m. “Animal Perfection in an Imperfect World: Why the Ancients were Right about Biological Teleology” by Professor Michael Tkacz of Gonzaga University
  • April 17 at 7 p.m. “Darwin, Human Distinctiveness, and Human Dignity” by David Calhoun of Gonzaga University
  • April 18 at 7 p.m. “The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Galaxy: Learning the Levels of Being and the Paths of Knowing in Faith and Science” by Professor Chris Baglow of the Notre Dame Seminary

For more information, please contact Margaret Rankin at (509) 592-0377 or via email.

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