The Graduate Program in Theological Studies and the Center for Religion & Spirituality invite you to this special lecture with Michael Dennin, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California Irvine.
Physicist Michael Dennin finds it more interesting to begin conversations about science and faith not with the apparent conflicts but with the hypothesis that God exists and science works. In this talk, Dr. Dennin unpacks the interaction between God and the physical world and the question of the miraculous. Science assumes a world that obeys consistent rules and does not easily accept interventions in the physical world, yet arbitrary interventions by God can also prove problematic theologically. Taking for granted a scientific worldview, Dr. Dennin reviews the meaning of creation from multiple perspectives and then approaches the miraculous through the lens of signs and transformation. He asks us to ponder, “what are the implications of such a view of miracles for how we treat one another and the world around us?”
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. For information, please contact Dr. Brett Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Dr. Dennin
Michael B. Dennin, Ph.D. is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California Irvine, and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning as well as Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education. An award winning teacher and researcher, Professor Dennin taught a popular massive open online course (MOOC) on AMC’s The Walking Dead and has appeared on television, YouTube, and National Public Radio. He is the author of Divine Science: Finding Reason at the Heart of Faith (Franciscan Media).
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00pm
University Hall, Theological Studies Village (Suite 3700)
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045