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4/12: Alvin Plantinga on Why Science Needs Religion

Seattle Presbytery

From UPC and the Center for Science and Culture

April 12, 2013: An Evening with Renowned Thinker Alvin Plantinga

Does modern science debunk religion?

Since the renaissance, atheist academics have preached that science is the antidote to belief in God. In response, World-renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga claims that atheism undermines scientific theories and that religious beliefs support and encourage scientific inquiry. Plantinga tackles this topic in his most recent book, Where the Conflict Really Lies.

Christianity Today has called Plantinga “arguably the greatest philosopher of the last century.” The emeritus John O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Plantinga has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, UCLA, and more. In Where the Conflict Really Lies, he explains why claims by leading scientific atheists are unconvincing and shows how science can in fact bolster the case for theism.

Dr. Plantinga’s talk begins at 7:00 pm at University Presbyterian Church at 4540 15th Avenue NE, Seattle and will be followed by a panel of respondents including Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet, and by Q & A from the audience.

While the event is FREE to the public, registration is required. RSVP online for this event now!

For information about event parking, visit the UPC website

This event is sponsored by the Ideas and Arts Task force at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church along with the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute.