2008 Fall, Buddhism and Science. RE114 Living Religions of the World
The lecture takes something ancient (Buddha) with something modern (Science) and discusses Buddha for the new age and Buddhism as a religion best suited for the modern times.
Bible and Gun: Christianity in Modern China. RE114 Living Religions of the World
This lecture is based on a book that Dr. Lee has recently published ‘The Bible and the Gun: Christianity in South China, 1860-1900’ (2003). Drawing on unpublished Chinese archival materials and ethnographic data collected by him at several Christian villages in Guangdong Province, he argues that Christianity became far more indigenous in China than has been acknowledged in the scholarly literature. In areas with absence of state control and a long history of rural violence, mass conversions were encouraged by the conviction that Christianity – through church affiliation and missionary connections – would provide external support, protection and other advantages in the violent domain of local politics.
The Bible and the Emergence of Modern Science Prof. Peter Harrison
Eastern Brains: Probing the Partnership Between Buddhism and the Brain Sciences. US285 Altered States of Consciousness
Anne Harrington of Harvard lectures about the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and the human brain. She refers to the research of the University of Wisconsin’s Richard Davidson on the brain functions of Buddhist monks during long periods of meditation, and she talks about the fascination with the Eastern style of meditation of the 1960s and 1970s counterculture.
“Evolution and Religion”. David Sloan Wilson
The Evolution of Morality. Dr. David Lahti
The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Lecture Series
Genesis and the Big Bang. Gerald L. Schroeder
God, Darwin and Design. Prof. Kenneth Miller
God of Antimatter. Prof. Gerald Gabrielse
God, Providence, and the Evolutionary Phenomenon of Cooperation. Prof. Sarah Coakley
Speaker 2: He has edited two special issues of The Muslim World on topics related to contemporary Islam in America.
Speaker 3: He has been involved with several local social justice causes and inter-faith dialogues.
Speaker 4: Dr. Patel thinks that the mystery of God and His creation becomes easier to comprehend in light of modern science and mathematics along with the revelations laid down in ancient scriptures.
Speaker 5: Rabbi Michael Lotker is a second career rabbi having been ordained at age 55 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003. He is a physicist who spent his first career in Alternative Energy focusing on wind, solar and geothermal energy.
The Multiverse, Ultimate Causation and God. Prof. George F. R. Ellis