Science and Religion: From Conflict to Celebration

February 6, 2023
Peter Harrison

Please join us for a conference featuring speakers Peter HarrisonMarilynne RobinsonSarah FredericksAdrian Johns, and Andrew Davison, and chaired by Alireza Doostdar, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and the Anthropology of Religion. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, Swift Hall Lecture Hall (3rd floor)

"Science and Religion: From Conflict to Celebration" is built around the prolific work of Harrison, who will serve as the Sara H. Schaffner Visiting Professor in the Divinity School in spring 2023. Harrison’s work focuses on questions of science and religion, including his best known title The Territories of Science and Religion (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015). Avoiding too much territorialism, the conference aims to discuss the different configurations in which science and religion find themselves: are they enemies, competitors, friends, or foes? Most centrally, it will engage the notions of conflict and celebration to imagine new ways of mapping out their territories or rather, to quote a more recent title by Harrison, to map out the new terrain called “After Science and Religion.” A moderated discussion between Harrison and novelist Marilynne Robinson with room for audience participation will conclude this exciting one-day conference.

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