“In the Beginning, E=mc2: Theology, Science, & Certainty” Series

In this series, “In the Beginning, E=mc2: Theology, Science, and Certainty” we’ll be looking at such questions as whether or not theology, formerly the “Queen of the Sciences”, should now even try to claim equality with science, as both science and theology make claims to know truth.

As usual we’re meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Rattlesnake Bar at 384 Boylston St. across from the Arlington T station, with the presentation beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Come to Theology on Tap, Tuesdays this December to discuss, explore, and have a pint (or two) over the questions as the crossroads of science and religion today.

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American Christianity in the 19th & early 20th century grapples with rapidly expanding scientific discovery.
December 5, 2011

Dr. Jon H. Roberts

Dr. Roberts, Tomorrow Foundation Professor of History at Boston University, is author of Darwinism & the Divine in America: Protestant Intellectuals & Organic Evolution, 1859-1900 and numerous articles.  He will explore the tenor of late 19th & early 20th century American Christianity as it grappled with rapidly expanding scientific discovery regarding the very nature of the world as he desires to illustrate how those debates continue to influence & inform contemporary opinions &conversations.

Can real knowledge can be found other than by science?
December 12, 2011

Dr. Ian H. Hutchinson

Prof. Hutchinson, professor of applied physics at the Plasma Science & Fusion Center & author of both Principles of Plasma Diagnostics & Monopolizing Knowledge will discuss whether real knowledge can be found other than by science? Prof. Hutchinson will explore this question in detail, believing the answer is emphatically, yes.

Do the necessary differences between Theology and Science as disciplines prove problematic for true integration?
December 19, 2011

Dr. Brent Nelson

Dr. Nelson is Assistant Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics at Northeastern University.  His research focuses on exploring theoretical considerations &phenomenology that may be indicative of string theory in low-energy observations. He is also a parishioner at the Advent.  Dr. Nelson will explore our question from his experience as an academic and Christian, positing that it is precisely the necessary differences between Theology and Science as disciplines that may prove problematic for true integration, a project that, for the sake of integrity and truth, may be best avoided altogether.

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