Faith, Science, and Nature

Princeton Theological Seminary

February 15-16, 2019

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, 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


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)

Professor Margarita Mooney (Princeton Theological Seminary)

Professor John Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary)

Fr. Dominic Legge, OP (Dominican House of Studies)

Dr. Frederick Simmons (Princeton Theological Seminary)


Guest rooms are available at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary’s on-campus lodging facility.

  • $60 – Single Twin Bed with Shared Bath
  • $70 – Single Twin Bed with Private Bath

When booking, use group ID 105147.

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