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Faith, Science, and Nature

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February 15, 2019

Princeton Theological Seminary

64 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08542


Professor William Hurlbut

Stanford University

Professor Stephen Barr

University of Delaware

Professor Michael Gorman

Catholic University of America

Fr. James Brent, OP

Dominican House of Studies

Margarita Mooney Clayton, Ph.D.

Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director

Scala Foundation

Professor John Bowlin

Princeton Theological Seminary

Fr. Dominic Legge, OP

Dominican House of Studies

Frederick Simmons, Ph.D.

Research Scholar

Princeton Theological Seminary

Event Overview

The Faith, Science, and Nature Conference will bring together outstanding scholars to discuss how to integrate the findings of contemporary science into a 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.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will be invited to a complimentary reception following the keynote address Friday evening. There will also be a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday for all attendees.

Online registration is now closed. If you still wish to register, on-site registration begins at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15, in the entrance of Mackay Campus Center at Princeton Theological Seminary. You may also register Saturday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. outside Stuart Hall Room 6.

Schedule of Lectures

Friday, February 15th, 2019

5:15 pm | Keynote address: ‘The Boundaries of Humanity: Humans, Animals, and Machines in the Age of Technology.” William Hurlbut, Stanford University

Saturday, February 16, 2019

9:30 – 10:45 am | ”Good, Evil and Science” 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)