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Public Lecture
"Does 'The God Who Acts' Really Act?"

Robert John Russell

Thursday, March 27, 2008
4:15 pm
, 118 DeBartolo Hall

Hosted by The John J. Reilly Center
Program in History and Philosophy of Science,
University of Notre Dame


Christian faith affirms that God acts in our personal lives, in history and in nature. But since the rise of modern science, many Christians have felt that for God to act objectively in the world, God would have to "intervene" in it, sustaining, violating, or breaking the laws of nature as discovered by science. However, during the late 20th century, science changed in many ways. Does this open the possibility of new, non-interventionist approaches to divine action? Today's lecture will explore this question from the perspective of a variety of new research directions advanced during a decade-long series of CTNS / Vatican Observatory conferences. Dr. Russell will seek to assess strengths and weaknesses while also pointing towards future research.

For more information, contact the John J. Reilly Center
Program in History and Philosophy of Science

PH: 574-631-5015
FX: 574-631-7418

118 DeBartolo Hall
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

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