October 06, 2011
Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary College, along
with the natural sciences department, will host a lecture, "Has
Science Eliminated the Need for a Creator?" on October 5 at 7
The free public event, part of Founders Week at the college,
will be held in Hudson Hall Auditorium on campus, 330 Powell
Guest speaker, Dr. William E. Carroll (pictured at left), the
Thomas Aquinas Fellow in theology and science at Blackfriars Hall,
Oxford, and a member of the faculty of theology of the University
of Oxford, will explore the ways in which contemporary cosmology
and evolutionary biology are used to deny the doctrine of creation,
or sometimes affirm it.
He will also explain how 13th century Dominican priest Thomas
Aquinas's analysis of creation and natural science can help
eliminate confusion in contemporary discussions on the topic.
Carroll, a European intellectual and science historian, has
researched and taught about the reception of Aristotelian science
in medieval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity and the development of
the doctrine of creation; and the encounter between Galileo and the
Author of Creation and Science (London, 2011) and other
books, Carroll holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an
MA and PhD from the University of Michigan.
Founders Week at the college celebrates the feast of Our Lady of
the Rosary on October 7 and the four Dominican sisters who helped
found Mount Saint Mary College.
For information, contact Charles Zola at 845-569-3160 or Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org