Published on October 17, 2013
The Samford University Center for Science and Religion will host noted author and speaker John Haught of the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University for two free public lectures on October 29, 2013.
Haught will speak on the subject of "Evolution and Faith: What is the Problem?" at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. At 7 p.m. he will speak on "Science, Faith, and the New Atheism" in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.
Haught, a noted scholar of science and Christianity, is the author of 19 books, including Science and Faith: A New Introduction, Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God and the Drama of Life, God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, and Christianity and Science: Toward a Theology of Nature.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.