College of Arts and Sciences


  • Atheist Meets Theologian in Salon Series

    March 8, 2011

    Academic Salons kicks off the spring quarter with a two-part series of discussions between atheists and theologians. “Why God?” and “Social and Political Issues: Atheist and Theological Perspectives” bring together Vice President Peter Ely, S.J., Theology Professor Daniel Peterson, and Bob Seidensticker, member of Seattle Atheists, for provocative exchanges in April.    

    “This is an important conversation that needs to take place in a respectful environment,” said Academic Salon Director Sharon Suh, Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, “and the audience will definitely be part of that conversation.”  Suh and Communication Professor Mara Adelman, a member of Seattle Atheists, are coordinating the series.  

     “Why God?” is scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 6 in Casey Commons, and “Social and Political Issues” takes place at 7 p.m. on April 20 in the Student Center. Both events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

     The College of Arts and Sciences offers 33 undergraduate degrees, including major and minor degrees in Theology and Religious Studies and in Communication Studies, and 7 advanced degrees.



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