Science and the God of Abraham


Believers in the God of Abraham - the theistic Creator-God of the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition - face the challenge of integrating their faith with a scientific understanding of the universe. This week-long series of lectures will explore the relationship between faith and science, often treating the Christian roots of modern science and the coherence of scientific discovery and Christian doctrine. This series is also part of the Faith and Reason Institute's Catholic Intellectual Tradition Project.


Dr. Catherine Brown Tkacz is visiting professor of theology at the Ukrainian Catholic University. She holds a Ph.D. in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame, and is currently an Earhart Foundation Research Fellow. Her first book, on early Christian art, was co-published by the University of Notre Dame Press and by Brepols Publishers. She has numerous scholarly publications on theology, the Bible and women in the Church. She is also a published poet. One of her most recently published works is The Ruthenian Liturgy: An Historical-Theological Explication(Mellen Press, 2012).

Dr. Katherin A. Rogers is professor of philosophy at the University of Delaware. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in the areas of medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion. Her most recent book publication is Anselm on Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Rev. Paul S. Vevik of the Diocese of Spokane holds the S.T.B. and the M.A. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain.