"The Grand Design: An Augustinian Reply to Stephen Hawking"

Feb 2, 2012
Social Sciences, Room 122
1126 E 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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John CavadiniUniversity of Notre Dame


Cosponsored by The Theology Workshop

Stephen Hawking has recently declared that philosophy is dead, and that science is the only reasonable method for securing knowledge. In response, Professor Cavadini will argue that philosophy is rooted in man’s wonder about the universe, and that scientific inquiry is only one aspect of true wisdom and should not be privileged over others.

John Cavadini is Professor of Theology and the Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in patristic and early medieval theology, the theology of St. Augustine, and the history of biblical exegesis. He has published extensively in these areas, as well as in the theology of miracles, the life and work of St. Gregory the Great, catechetical theology, and the theology of marriage.