Science and Religion Lecture – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Science and Religion Lecture

Geneva, NY — Professor Claude Welch, professor of historical theology at Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, will discuss “Some Myths About the Split Between Science and Religion in the 19th Century” at 7 p.m. on May 5, in the Wasey Room, on the second floor of the Scandling Center on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The public is invited to attend.

Welch is best known for his now classic two-volume Protestant Thought in 19th Century. He also authored the benchmark American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)-sponsored study (1971-72) of the role of religious studies in higher education that is today referred to as “the Welch Report.”

In addition to his ongoing teaching and scholarly work, Welch served as president of Graduate Theological Union at Berkley for a decade and as an administrator at Yale, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Welch's visit is funded by the Edward P. Frank Prize, and the Colleges' Faculty Speakers Fund and Department of Religious Studies.

Contact: Kathy Meyer 315: 781-3540

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