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Science & Religion: Lessons from History for the 21st Century

Science & Religion: Lessons from History for the 21st Century

  • Dates: January 10, 2018 - January 31, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Location: Bosler Memorial Library
  • Address: 158 West High Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
  • Phone: (717) 243-4642
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
  • Price: Free
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In the first session Dr. Shane will discuss how he became interested in this topic as well as the framework for relatingscience and religion along with historical and contemporary examples. In the second session he will give an overview on the science of evolutionary theory and the judicial history from the Scopes trial of 1925 through the Kitzmiller (a.k.a. "Dover") trial of 2005. In the third session he will present several examples of scientists who reconcile their investigations of the natural world with their religious faith. The fourth session will include a panel of scientists and clergy and a discussion with community members.

Course Instructor: Dr. Joseph W. Shane

Dr. Shane is a Professor of Chemistry and Science Education at Shippensburg University. He has also taught short courses on science and religion to 16 different churches over the past eight years. He also teaches an honors seminar on the topic at Shippensburg.

Registration required. Limited to 25 participants.

To register for a course or program (not all programs require registration; see individual descriptions for details) contact the Library's Information Services Department at 717-243-4642.

Bosler Memorial Library

Science & Religion: Lessons from History for the 21st Century