Science, second persons and the gifts of the spirit

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Jul/24 18:00
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 18:00

The following talk by Professor Andrew Pinsent may be of interest to ISCAST people in Melbourne. Prof. Pinsent is Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion where Alister McGrath is the director.

Tuesday 24th July 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Jesuit College of Spirituality,
175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Gold coin donation 

RSVP: 18th July 2018

(03) 9448 8276 enquiries@jcs.edu.au


What does science have to say about spirituality? Over 750 years’ ago St Thomas Aquinas offered an account of the way that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are or should help form the character of anyone living a Christian life. In this talk, Dr Andrew Pinsent from the University of Oxford offers an interpretation of Aquinas’s work based on recent research from psychology and neuroscience. These insights are not only theoretical but should help enrich anyone trying to live a Christian life in the modern world.

Dr Pinsent is an international speaker, in great demand across the globe. He is a polymath with doctorates in both physics and philosophy. There are few better placed to discuss matters of science and spirituality. He is a former particle physicist at CERN and a named author on thirty-one papers of the DELPHI experiment. He is a member of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics. Dr Pinsent also has a second doctorate in philosophy and is currently the Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, a Research Fellow of Harris-Manchester College and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University.

 

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