COLQ H303 Science and Religion

Two great themes have shaped Western civilization during the last ten centuries: science and the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Enlightenment, by enthroning science, increasingly has rejected the Judeo-Christian tradition. But now science itself has come under attack. If those two principal cultural influences diminish, some alternative must be found to spawn a new ethos, or a new paradigmatic view relating science and religion is needed to give intelligibility to the relation of God, man, and nature. A dialogue has begun to emerge redefining and unifying the roles of theology and science. This seminar examines the current status of post-modern science and theology and probes alternative themes for the evolution of Western civilization under the influence of the present revolution by consciousness.