Expert on Science and Religion to Lecture on “Science and the Quest for Cosmic Purpose”

February 26, 2001

Dr. John F. Haught will present “Science and the Quest for Knowledge” for Mary Baldwin University’s Templeton Lecture, Sunday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Hunt Lounge. This event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Haught is a professor of theology at Georgetown University and the director of The Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion. He has published many articles and several books, including his most recent work, “God After Darwin and Religion: Conflict to Conversation.”

This lecture is sponsored by the Mary Baldwin Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Carpenter Quest Program. It is supported with a grant from the John Templeton Foundation (Science and Religion Course Program), which was established in 1987 to encourage fresh appreciation of the critical importance ? for all people and cultures ? of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.