Thursday, February 2, 7:15pm
“The Grand Design: An Augustinian Reply to Stephen Hawking”
John Cavadini (University of Notre Dame)
Social Sciences 122
1126 East 59th Street
Cosponsored by The Theology Workshop
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Stephen Hawking has recently declared that philosophy is dead, and that science is the only reasonable method for securing knowledge. In response, Professor Cavadini will argue that philosophy is rooted in man’s wonder about the universe, and that scientific inquiry is only one aspect of true wisdom and should not be privileged over others.
John Cavadini is Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. Cavadini specializes in patristic and early medieval theology, the theology of Augustine and the history of biblical and patristic exegesis. He has published extensively in these areas, as well as in the theology of miracles, the life and work of Gregory the Great, catechetical theology, and the theology of marriage.