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Religious Naturalism: What Is It? Why Now? Michael Hogue, Lea Schweitz

September 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. Michael Hogue
Meadville-Lombard Theological School

Dr. Lea Schweitz

Dr. Lea Schweitz
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Zygon Center for Religion and Science

Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science

Fall 2014

Religious Naturalism:

Where It’s Come From, Where It’s Going, and What It Means for Theology in the Public Square?

Co-Chaired by Michael Hogue & Lea Schweitz

Monday Evenings 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, September 8, 2014 through December 1, 2014

Room 201, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

‘Naturalism’ is notoriously difficult to define.  From within the cluster of contemporary naturalisms, religious naturalism has emerged as an attempt to synthesize religion and science with ethical, theological, practical, and sometimes spiritual, implications.   This year’s Advanced Seminar will:

  • Explore the breadth of contemporary expressions of religious naturalism;
  • Situate religious naturalism with respect to competing and complementary expressions of scientific, ontological, methodological, and mystical naturalism;
  • Investigate historical genealogies of current religious naturalism; and
  • Analyze critically and constructively the variety of expressions and implications of religious naturalism.

Offered by the Zygon Center for Religion and Science, the Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science is designed as a research seminar for faculty and graduate students.  Course credit is available via registration through the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) or cross-registration through member schools of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools (ACTS); the course number is LSTC CC601.  For more information, please visit


September 8, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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