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Dr. Holmes Rolston to Present Couillard Memorial Lecture

Lecture to address theology and biology’s role in universal altruism

BETHLEHEM, Pa. November 10, 2004 -- Dr. Holmes Rolston, III, distinguished professor of philosophy at Colorado State University will present a lecture,“Genes, Genesis, the Good Samaritan, and God,” on Friday, November 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This Couillard Memorial Lectures will be held in the Saal of the Bahnson Center at Moravian Theological Seminary. Rolston will address the misconception that theology and biology are fundamentally conflicted by discussing the idea of a complementary relationship between the two disciplines. The Couillard Memorial Lectures are free and open to the public.

Rolston has lectured throughout the world, and in 2003 was the recipient of the prestigious Templeton Prize in religion, awarded for progress toward research or discoveries about spiritual realities. He received the prize for his work involving the intrinsic value of nature and the relationship between science and religion. He has authored and edited several books, written countless articles, as has composed contributions to other works. For a complete bio on Dr. Holmes Rolston, III visit: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~rolston/bionote.htm

The Couillard Memorial Lectures in Christian Doctrine and Theology were established at Moravian Theological Seminary in 1962 by Dean and Mrs. Vernon Couillard in memory of their son, Justin, and was later expanded to memorialize Dean Couillard as well.

To register for the session or for more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at Moravian Seminary at 610-861-1519 or by email: seminaryOCE@moravian.edu.

Moravian Theological Seminary is the seminary of the Moravian Church in the United States. The seminary awards three degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, and Master of Arts in Theological Studies. The institution also awards certificates in theological studies.