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Religion & Science Lecture Set For February 28

By Clarke News  |  January 31, 2024

As part of the international Religion and Science Weekend movement, Clarke is proud to welcome Dr. Chelsea King to campus. King will present a lecture entitled, “Darwin’s Disbelief: Evolution, Animal Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith” on Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public. 

Chelsea Jordan King is an Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She received her doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and her master’s in theological studies from Boston College. Her interests include the relationship between theology and science, especially how evolutionary theory impacts certain Christian doctrines.  

Promoting a greater and continuous dialogue on topics such as evolution has long been the goal of the lecture series, according to Professor of Biology Andrea Bixler, who serves on the Religion and Science Weekend Committee. 

“Dr. King will be providing a fresh perspective on the relationship between science and religion by exploring how evolution can deepen our understanding of faith and suffering,” Andrea said.  

Note: This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.