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KNOWLEDGE IN PURSUIT OF TRUTH: Édouard Le Roy and the Twentieth-Century French Intellectual Community as Inspiration for the Science and Religion Conversation in Twenty-First-Century America
November 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KNOWLEDGE IN PURSUIT OF TRUTH:
Édouard Le Roy and the Twentieth-Century French Intellectual Community as Inspiration for the Science and Religion Conversation in Twenty-First-Century America
Laura Eloe, PhD
November 8, 2021, 7:00 pm EST
SugarLoaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College
9230 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
In person and livestream
Free and open to the public
Institute for Religion and Science and Chestnut Hill College
and American Teilhard Association
In twenty-first-century America we think of mathematics, philosophy, and theology as distinct fields of inquiry, but in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century France, the boundaries between these fields of study were porous. Not only were there interdisciplinary conversations amongst those trained in these areas, but it was not uncommon for a single person to gain expertise in all three fields. The women and men of this era have much to teach us about how all branches of knowledge serve the human pursuit of truth. We’ll look at the life of Édouard Le Roy, a mathematician-turned-philosopher and friend of Teilhard de Chardin, who occupied a key position in the conversations of his day around science and religion.
Laura Eloe, PhD holds a doctorate in Theology from the University of Dayton. She has taught mathematics and theology for 29 years at Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio and mathematics at the University of Dayton and Utah State University. She currently works in the office of the Fr. William J. Ferree, SM, Chair of Social Justice, and teaches in the graduate programs in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She is a member of the Board of the American Teilhard Association, serving as chair of the Publication Committee and Editor of Teilhard Studies.