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Clarke Presentation to Discuss Evolution

Feb. 6, 2013: In honor of Evolution Weekend, Clarke University presents “Science and Theology in Context: Seeing from Where We Stand” Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. This presentation will be given by Gloria Schaab, SSJ, Ph.D., associate professor of systematic theology, director of graduate programs in theology and ministry, and associate dean for general education at Barry University, in Miami Shores, Fla. This free event is open to the public.

Schaab is the author of “Trinity in Relation: Creation, Incarnation and Grace in an Evolving Cosmos” and “The Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology,” as well as more than a dozen publications and presentations on the interactive relationship between theology and science. She is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, Pa.

Because of the importance that so many religious leaders, like their scientific colleagues, place on evolution, many participants in Evolution Weekend 2013 have opted to discuss the role evolution plays in the modern world. One important facet of Evolution Weekend 2013, therefore, is to explore how the promotion of "alternative views" to evolution is directly at odds with the religious teachings of participants and to examine the negative consequences such a perspective has on society broadly.

More on Evolution Weekend is available at http://www.theclergyletterproject.org/ This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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