While scientific advancements and technological innovations are often characterized as oppositional to religious faith and practice, the reality is more complex. This quarter’s lecture series and symposium will explore emerging dialogues among scientific, technological, and religious frames of knowledge and truth.
Professor Robert Bellah passed away on July 31, 2013. The Ignatian Center is grateful for his life, work and spirit, all of which furthered an ethic of dialogue around religion in civil society. May he rest in peace.
This lecture addresses the way modern science portrays physical "reality", and will highlight some key differences between the current paradigm and the more intuitive Newtonian world view.
Herzfeld discusses the impact of outsourcing memory more and more to computers.
Consolmagno argues that the root assumptions behind science are religious assumptions at their root.
Marilynne Robinson, author Gilead, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, shares on the depth of experience present in Shakespeare's work that sheds light on Grace.
This symposium brings together leading thinkers in the fields of religion and science to discuss new horizons in the quest to more deeply understand human existence.