The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation

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Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Loyola University Maryland
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The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
Loyola University Maryland
(3 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

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No doubt you’ve wondered about the relationship between religion and science. This 12-lecture audio course vividly recounts the ways faith and reason have been understood throughout the Christian tradition.

Since Pius XII wrote the papal encyclical Humani generis in 1950, scientific discovery has been a topic of lively discussion in the Church. A chemist by training, your guide to this journey through Christian thought is also the celebrated author of the 2011 book The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Using Chardin’s writings as a basis, you will look at God’s two greatest gifts to humans: the Bible and the natural world.You will begin by looking at how early Christian apologists, like Tertullian and Irenaeus, tackled questions about science. You will then move through history, looking at debates about faith and reason throughout the centuries. How has their research imbued scientists with a sense

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No doubt you’ve wondered about the relationship between religion and science. This 12-lecture audio course vividly recounts the ways faith and reason have been understood throughout the Christian tradition.

Since Pius XII wrote the papal encyclical Humani generis in 1950, scientific discovery has been a topic of lively discussion in the Church. A chemist by training, your guide to this journey through Christian thought is also the celebrated author of the 2011 book The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

Using Chardin’s writings as a basis, you will look at God’s two greatest gifts to humans: the Bible and the natural world.You will begin by looking at how early Christian apologists, like Tertullian and Irenaeus, tackled questions about science. You will then move through history, looking at debates about faith and reason throughout the centuries. How has their research imbued scientists with a sense of wonder and reverence for creation?

Throughout this course, you will learn about the emergence of consciousness, freedom, and information during the evolution of the cosmos. Science offers an exciting method for exploring God’s creation and appreciating the role of religion. Embark on this exploration today.

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Fr. James F. Salmon, S.J., is Affiliate Associate Professor of Chemistry and Theology at Loyola University, Maryland. He received an M.A. in philosophy from Boston College and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked under the guidance of 2000 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, Alan G. MacDiarmid. He has taught at Loyola, Wheeling Jesuit, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown Universities. After studying theology at Woodstock College, he was ordained as a priest, and he served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the Maryland Province of the Jesuit Order from 1987 to 1997. Inspired by the writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, he founded the Annual Cosmos and Creation Conference at Loyola University Maryland in 1981 and directed the conference until his retirement in 2010. He is the author and editor of many of books and other publications that have incorporated the thought of Teilhard de Chardin, such as The Legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (Paulist, 2011).

  • Introduction: Theology as Science
  • Twentieth-Century Science and Theology
  • The Two-Books Christian Tradition
  • Modern Perspectives about Creation and Evolution
  • Biblical and Scientific Interpretations of Creation
  • How to Interpret Evolution
  • Concepts of Matter and Consciousness
  • Teilhard’s Relation of Matter and Consciousness in Evolution
  • Secular Interpretations of Freedom in Our Evolutionary Context
  • Biblical Freedom
  • Evolution of Information: From Matter to Spirituality
  • God: Creator of the Universe

3 reviews for The Intersection of Science and Theology: Evolutionary Theory and Creation

  1. Anonymous

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    It is a contentious topic which was broken down and critically examined well by the presenter.

  2. Thomas B., KS

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    The dicussion of science, faith, and reason is excellent

  3. Mary J., IL

    2017 Christmas Survey

    The Intersection of Science and Theology coincides with my reading and current study.

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