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Dominican lecture explores the Christian story in light of new scientific developments

1/10/2012 - 9:00 AM PST

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RIVER FOREST, IL (January 10, 2012) - Dominican Universityís Siena Center will host scholar Heidi Russell, director of the pastoral studies program at Loyola University Chicago, for a discussion, ďIn the Beginning . . . Recasting the Christian Story in Light of Scientific DevelopmentsĒ on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in room 263 of the Priory Campus, 7200 Division Street, River Forest.

Russellís presentation will examine the effects on Christian faith on new technology and scientific discoveries rapidly emerging in todayís world. She will lead discussion about how to speak of the Christian story in ways relevant to todayís scientific world.

The event is sponsored by the Albertus Magnus Society of Dominicanís Siena Center, made possible in part by a gift from the Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Siena Center at (708) 714-9105 or visit

Named in honor of Albert the Great, Dominican priest and patron saint of scientists, the Albertus Magnus Society is a program of Dominican Universityís Siena Center that gathers persons with an academic, professional or general interest in exploring issues related to the intersection of religious belief or experience and scientific insight. The goal of the society is the pursuit of new information and insight in a setting that is both scholarly and congenial, and reflects the Dominican understanding of the compatibility of religion and science.


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