Gold Mass Edison Series Lecture: The Catholic Faith and Modern Science

Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science (View on map )

The Catholic Faith and Modern Science: Understanding and Correcting Models of Conflict

Christopher Baglow, Ph.D.

Recent studies show that many young Catholics assume that science and religion are inherently incompatible, but in the words of chemist and eminent historian of science, Lawrence Principe, “The idea that scientific and religious camps have historically been separate and antagonistic is rejected by all modern historians of science.” Baglow, the director of the Science and Religion Initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame, will address the origins of the conflict/warfare model of science and religion. He’ll also share the actual approach of the church to science, and outline the path toward future thought.

Lecture follows the Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and a reception at 6:15 p.m .in the Jordan Hall of Science Galleria.