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SOUTHEASTERN’S MATHENY LECTURE TO SPOTLIGHT
IMPACT OF SCIENCE ON RELIGION
HAMMOND – John Haught,
the Thomas Healey Distinguished Professor of Theology at Georgetown University
in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker for Southeastern Louisiana
University's annual Matheny Lecture Series on Science and Religion.
Haught, who has been a
prominent voice in the science and religion dialogue, will discuss the
impact of modern science on traditional theology in free public lectures
in Hammond and Covington April 20 and April 21.
In a lecture co-sponsored
by St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Covington, Haught will discuss
“Science, Religion and the Quest for Cosmic Purpose” on Wednesday, April
20. The 7 p.m. lecture is scheduled for the Abbey’s Benet Hall.
Haught also will speak
on "God After Darwin: Evolution and Divine Providence" at 3:30 p.m., Thursday,
April 21, in Southeastern’s Student Union Theater.
Haught is the author of
dozens of articles and more than 10 books on the subject science and religion.
His latest works include “God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution,” “Deeper
Than Darwin: The Prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution,” “Science
and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation,” and “Responses to 101 Questions
on God and Evolution.” “Choice Magazine” named “Deeper Than Darwin” Outstanding
Academic Title for 2003.
The Matheny lectures are
sponsored by Southeastern=s College of Arts and Sciences; the departments
of biology, chemistry and physics, communication, history and political
science, psychology, and sociology and criminal justice; and the Metanexus
Institute on Religion and Science.
The lecture series honors
the late Tom Matheny, a Hammond attorney and 1954 Southeastern graduate.
Matheny, who was named Southeastern Alumnus of the Year in 1981, had a
long and distinguished record of service to the community and to his church,
including serving for more than two decades as president of the worldwide
Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church. He was also active in
numerous civic organizations and as an advocate for the rights of the mentally
For more information, contact
Matt Rossano at email@example.com.