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God & Science

God & Science

Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science

The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science, under the direction of Dr. Edward B. (“Ted”) Davis, Professor of the History of Science, sponsors a variety of events, all intended to help promote better understanding of religion and science–including medicine and social science–in this region.  We continue the college’s established tradition of hosting speakers who represent diverse religious and disciplinary perspectives.  Most events take place on our campus, but some are held in other locations.  

All of our events are announced here.  PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.  Information about each event is also sent by email upon request.  To add your name to our list, or to update your email address, contact Dr. Davis at tdavis@messiah.edu.  

All of our events are open to the public—indeed, it is the people of central Pennsylvania whom we seek to serve.  Most events are free; any exceptions will be clearly announced.  Our budget comes entirely from contributions.  If you wish to donate to the Forum, please ask Dr. Davis where to send your check.

Events for Fall 2019

  • On Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00 pm in Hostetter Chapel Sanctuary, we feature MIT nuclear physicist Ian Hutchinson, an expert on plasmas and fusion.  His topic is, “Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?”

Evetnts for Spring 2020

  • On Tuesday, February 25, at 7:00 pm in Parmer Hall, we feature Regent College historian Bruce Hindmarsh, an expert on the history of Christianity.  His topic is, “John Wesley, Early Evangelicalism, and Science.” 

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