Geneva, NY—As a way of rethinking the characteristics of religion, art, and science, in contemporary philosophy, the category of the impossible has emerged. Within this realm, part of the challenge of rethinking is to ask which name is most appropriate. David Tracy will explore this issue in “Science and Religion: The Void, the Open, and God” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, in Albright Auditorium on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The lecture is part of the Science and Religion annual lecture series, and is free and open to the public.
Tracy, a professor of theology and member of the Committee on the Analysis of Ideas and Methods and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, is a leading revisionist thinker. His major books include Blessed Rage for Order: The New Pluralism in Theology, The Analogical Imagination, Plurality and Ambiguity, Dialogue with the Other: the
Interreligious Dialogue, and On Naming the Present. He has lectured in China, Ireland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, and Switzerland, and received honorary degrees from seven colleges and universities.
The lecture is sponsored by Hobart and William Smith Colleges through a grant from the Sir John Templeton Foundation, which supports the study of science and religion. Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Francis and St. Stephen's Roman Catholic churches are also aiding in presenting the discussion.