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March 23, 2005

Ted Peters, CTNS Board Member, to Lecture at Michigan State University 

Science & Religion: Friends or Foes?

4 p.m., Sunday, April 17, Natural Sciences Auditorium and
7 p.m. , Monday, April 18, in Holmes Hall, Michigan State University.

The Rev. Dr. Ted Peters , an MSU alumnus, is a professor of systematic theology and recently completed an 18-month stint as interim president of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif.

The lecture on April 17 will be the third in the Glenn Johnson Memorial series sponsored by the Science, Religion and Society Committee, an interfaith group centered at University Lutheran Church in East Lansing . Dr. Johnson, former chair of the committee, was an MSU professor of agricultural economics. The lecture will be followed by discussion by a panel featuring three MSU professors: Dr. James Tiedje, Dr. Jose Cibelli, and Dr. Paul Thompson.

Dr. Peters will give a second lecture at 7 p.m. , Monday, April 18, in Holmes Hall. The topic is “The Evolution Controversy: Who's Fighting With Whom About What?”

Dr. Peters is the author of several books dealing with theological aspects of evolution, genetics and other issue-laden scientific areas. He is also editor of Dialog: A Journal of Theology and co-editor of Theology and Science. He is the former program director of the CTNS Science and Religion Course Program.

The speaker grew up in Dearborn and is an Honors College graduate from MSU. He studied philosophy, sociology and psychology and received the B.A. in 1963. He went on to earn a master of divinity degree at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus as well as M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Chicago .

Sponsors are Lyman Briggs School and the Department of Philosophy.

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