Center for Global Study of Religion Welcomes Expert on Science and Religion

BUFFALO, NY - The Canisius College Joseph J. Naples ’41 Conversations in Christ & Culture Lecture and Performance Series presents John F. Haught on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center. Haught’s lecture, entitled “Can Christian Theology Make Sense of Evolution?” is free and open to the public.

Haught is senior fellow of science and religion at Georgetown University’s Woodstock Theological Center. He specializes in systematic theology but has a particular interest in issues that pertain to science, cosmology, evolution, ecology and religion. He is the author of hundreds of articles and 18 books, including Is Nature Enough? Meaning and Truth in the Age of Science and God After Darwin: The Theology of Evolution. Haught’s latest book is Science and Faith: A New Introduction.

Haught lectures internationally on many issues related to science and religion, and is the recipient of multiple awards including the 2002 Owen Garrigan Award in Science and Religion, the 2004 Sophia Award for Theological Excellence and the 2008 Friend of Darwin Award from the National Center for Science Education. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Louvain. 

The Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series fosters conversations about important issues involving the relationship between Christianity and culture. It promotes cooperation and understanding across religious, gender and ethnic lines. The lecture series is sponsored by the Canisius College Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR) and the generosity of the ecumenical community of Western New York.

For more information, contact Timothy Wadkins, PhD, professor of religious studies and director of IGSOR, at 716-888-2824.

Canisius is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.