Seattle U Hosts Noted Philosopher on Religion, Science and Environment


SEATTLE, WA (Feb. 3, 2011) – Seattle University welcomes Holmes Rolston III, Ph.D. to campus next week, to share thoughts from his latest book, Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind. He will further explore an issue central to the religious and intellectual life of our country.  

Rolston, one of America’s best known philosophers of science and religion, is the second author to bring his lecture to Seattle U, as part of the Catholic Heritage Lectures. He is a University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Colorado State University.  Rolston gave the Gifford Lectures, University of Edinburgh, published as Genes, Genesis and God, 1999.  His Science and Religion: A Critical Survey was re-published in 2006, a new edition after 20 years.  Three Big Bangs was released by Columbia University Press in fall 2010.  

“Believing that the quest for truth expresses itself both in a dynamic faith and in the restless curiosity that leads to science, Seattle University has established the Catholic Heritage Lectures,” said Peter Ely, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry. “Three lectures each year will explore the intersection of faith, intellectual inquiry, and culture.   Well-known philosopher of science and environmental concerns, Dr. Holmes Rolston III, will deliver the second lecture of this new series.”  

The lectures are free and open to the community.  

WHEN: Thursday Feb. 10, 2010 
              7 p.m. (book signing to follow)  

WHERE:  Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University