Big History program presents "The Cosmic Story"

Dominican presented an evening with two scholars of philosophy and religion, February 25 in Angelico Hall. Dr. John Haught, distinguished Research Professor from Georgetown University, and Dr. Loyal D. Rue, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Luther College, explored the search for meaning and truth at the intersections of science, nature, and religion. The lecture was moderated by Dr. Laura Stivers, Dean of Dominican’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

“The Cosmic Story: An Exchange of Perspectives on Nature and Theism with John Haught and Loyal Rue” was co-sponsored by Dominican’s Big History Program, the Department of Humanities, Religion, and Philosophy, Campus Ministry, and the Department of Academic Affairs.

John F. Haught, PhD is Distinguished Research Professor and former Chair of of the Department of Theology at Georgetown University. He specializes in systematic theology, with particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology, and religion. He has written 18 books, including Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science. His latest work, scheduled to be published this year, is Resting on the Future: Catholic Theology for an Unfinished Universe.

Loyal D. Rue, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Luther College. His research focuses on naturalist theories of religion, and he has been an active mention of the Institute on Religion in the Age of Science for nearly 30 years. Dr. Rue has published six books, including Nature is Enough: Religious Naturalism and the Meaning of Life, and is presently engaged in writing a novel.

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