A Catholic’s Guide to Science and Religion: Understanding Evolution and Genetics

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A Catholic’s Guide to Science and Religion: Understanding Evolution and Genetics

  • The Catholic University of America
12 Lectures (4 CDs)
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Explore one of the most crucial topics in contemporary society: the relationship between religion and science.

You couldn’t ask for a more qualified guide than Prof. Paul Scherz, who holds a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in theology from Notre Dame. A superb lecturer, he will help you explore some of the most pressing questions of our time.

What do evolutionary theory and our growing understanding of genetics mean for Christian theology? In this course, you will gain a rich background on the relationship between science and religion, which the Catholic tradition views as source of concord and constructive dialogue. At the same time, you will consider how interpretations and applications of scientific discoveries could pose challenges to traditionally-held Christian beliefs.

In 12 lectures, you will

  • gain proper understandings of both evolutionary theory and theology;

  • explore historical episodes like the Galileo Affair and Charles Darwin’s development of the theory of natural selection;

  • consider different interpretations of Scripture, such as the belief in a “young earth”; and

  • discover how Catholicism has long had the tools to embrace scientific developments.

Whether you want to understand historical sources of conflict or engage in thoughtful dialogue about important issues, this course is well-suited to your needs. You are sure to find Dr. Scherz’s lectures illuminating.

 

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Is There a Conflict between Science and Religion?
  • The Relationship between Theology and Science
  • Possible Tensions between Science and Religion
  • Origins of Evolutionary Theory and Genetics
  • How Evolution and Genetics Came Together
  • Concerns over Divine Action
  • Divine Causality in a Contingent World
  • Problems in the Understanding of the Human Person
  • Natural Law, Sociality, and Spandrels
  • Evolution and the Human Mind
  • Eugenics: The Abuse of Evolutionary Theory and Genetics
  • Current Attempts to Apply Genetics and Evolution to Society
About Your Presenter

Dr. Paul Scherz, Ph.D., is a leading expert on the relationship between science and religion who draws on his dual training as a molecular biologist and theologian. After earning a Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University, he received the prestigious Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on models of congenital heart defects at the University of California, San Francisco. His interest in the relationship between his faith and biomedical work led him to pursue theological studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he received a Ph.D. in moral theology. He is an assistant professor of moral theology and ethics at The Catholic University of America, where he teaches courses on bioethics, the ethics of technology, and theology.

 Dr. Scherz has published widely on both science and theology in journals such as Science, Cell, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of the Society for Christian Ethics, the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Theological Studies, and the Journal of Religious Ethics. His research examines the interrelationship between ethics, religion, science, and medicine, especially as they relate to innovations in genetic biotechnologies. He is currently working on projects that a...

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