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November 2015

The Vivian J Lamb Lecture Series

November 19, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Villanova University   For more information on this event click here.

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February 2016

Where the Great Heron Feeds: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Presented By:   Mark I. Wallace Ph.D Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College 7 pm, October 19, 2015, Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Campus Chestnut Hill College  Announcing its presence in silent flight, the Great Blue Heron teaches us that all of creation is sacred. Using biblical and historical sources, I illustrate how Christianity sees all of Nature as filled with God's presence and suggest how the vision of a shared and verdant Earth saturated with Divine Presence can morally and spiritually empower…

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March 2016

Change ~ Contemplation ~ Civil Discourse

March 13, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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        Change ~ Contemplation ~ Civil Discourse   Janet Mock, CSJ Former Executive Director of Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)   In an increasingly diverse global community, change is inevitable. How do we understand, discern, and manage our response to the changing world around us so as to foster well-being for all? How can we engage one another in issues of importance even when we don't see eye to eye? This presentation will provide resources for…

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Open Dome Night

March 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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April 2016

Laudato Si’: Reflections on Pope Francis and the Environment

April 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Laudato Si’: Reflections on Pope Francis and the Environment Thomas J. Reese, SJ Senior Analyst National Catholic Reporter   In his encyclical Laudato Si', Pope Francis reflects on what science and theology can tell us about our responsibility for our common home and how politics and economics is getting in the way of our fulfilling that responsibility. He calls us to radical changes in our life style, economics, and spirituality. Father Thomas J. Reese was educated at St. Louis University,…

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June 2016

HOW CAN WE KNOW?: Co-Creating Knowledge in Perilous Times

June 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Sponsored by The Institute on Religion in Age of Science (IRAS). For more information, click here to view the flyer.

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September 2016

Does Neuroscience Teach That We Have No Souls?

September 21, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Connelly Center Cinema, Villanova University, Connelly Center, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA 19085 United States
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Many Christians believe that we are necessarily committed to body-soul dualism, while most neuroscientists proceed on the assumption that we are purely physical organisms. Dr. Murphy's purpose is to show that dualism is not an essential Christian teaching, and that a physicalist account can be reconciled with both Scripture and with a significant part of the Christian tradition, so long as the account does not reduce us merely to the product of physical laws.     To view the flyer…

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Do Humans Have Minds? Neuroscientific and Biblical Issues

September 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Nancey Murphy, PhD, looks briefly at theological views of human nature and at critical points in history when science influenced these views. The major emphasis will be to illustrate the many ways neuroscience is calling body-soul or body-mind dualism into question, and promoting a physicalist account—that is, describing humans as purely physical organisms. However, the claim that we are composed of matter must not be taken to imply that higher human faculties are simply determined by material laws.    …

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Scarred by Struggle with Joan Chittister, OSB

September 25, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sorgenti Arena, 9601 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation is happy to announce the upcoming presentation on SUNDAY afternoon, SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 by Joan Chittister, OSB, entitled Scarred by Struggle. As we look at our world, our political system, our church, our neighborhoods, our families and our own hearts, we see that we all bear the scars of struggle, past and present. Joan Chittister has become for many of us a prophetic, wisdom figure, who boldly speaks from where she stands.…

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October 2016

Outsourcing Memory? Can we Upload our Memory to a Computer?

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Professor Herzfeld will examine how our increasing dependence on computers as our outsourced memory alters not only our recollection of the past but the present as well, affecting how we relate to one another and how we understand ourselves. To view the flyer for this event, click here. For directions please see the map below.

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