Modern Science, Ancient Faith: Portsmouth Review

Modern Science, Ancient Faith: Portsmouth Review

by The Portsmouth Institute


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Modern Science, Ancient Faith brings together the proceedings of the annual Portsmouth Institute conference. The Modern Science, Ancient Faith conference asked tough questions, such as whether or not faith can exist in a world where science demonstrates ever more details of creation and the evolution of human life? And, is there a place for science among those who believe that the Book of Genesis is God’s inspired revelation?

This volume includes contributions from a range of perspectives, including scientists, philosophers, and theologians. It features essays from noted commentators on the science and religion debate, such as John Haught lecture Evolution and Faith, William Dembski on a proof of God’s existence, and Michael Ruse on how we can make room for faith in our increasingly technological age. Modern Science, Ancient Faith brings readers into lively debate about thorny, yet essential, questions of faith and reason today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580512503
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Series: Portsmouth Review Series , #3
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The Portsmouth Institute is an annual conference and retreat for all those interested in Catholic life, leadership, and service in the twenty-first century. The conference is convened at the prestigious Portsmouth Abbey School. Past conferences have covered a range of topics, such as The Catholic Shakespeare (2011) and Newman and the Intellectual Tradition (2010). Visit for information on upcoming conferences.

Table of Contents

From the Editor 4

Part I 2011 Portsmouth Institute Conference Proceedings

Conference Introduction James MacGuire '70 7

Galileo Revisited Dom Paschal Scotti, O.S.B 10

A New Heaven and a New Earth Abbot James Wiseman, O.S.B 24

Evolution and Faith Dr. John Haught 36

To Find God in All Things Dr. Kenneth Miller 44

An Information-Theoretic Proof of God's Existence Dr. William Dembski 58

Making Room for Faith in an Age of Science Dr. Michael Ruse 73

What can Human Genomics Tell Us about Adam and Eve? Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. 89

Biographies of the speakers 100

Part II Articles

"The Catholic Shakespeare?" Reflections Rev. Peter Milward, S.J 112

The Rule of St. Benedict for Heads of School Rev Dom Gregory Mohrman, O.S.B 115

Memoir of Portsmouth Priory Dr. Catesby Taliaferro 131

Homily for the 29th Sunday in O.T. Rev Dom Ambrose Wolverton, O.S.B 136

Father Julians Jubilee Mass Abbot Caedmon Holmes 139

Strength in Weakness Rev Dom Philip Wilson, O.S.B. 142

Remarks to the Portsmouth Abbey School Class of 2012 John M. Regan III '68, Chairman of the Board 145

An essay from Freedom At Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State Hon. James L. Buckley 148

Remarks by Christopher Buckley '70 at Father Damian Kearney's 50th anniversary of his ordination 155

Dom Damian Kearney speech on the occasion of his retirement 161

Remarks by James MacGuire ?70, Vincent J. Buonanno '62 and Dr. Michael Bonin at a dinner celebrating the completion of the Kearney Chair in English, 11/8/2012 165

A brief biography of Dom Lawrence Andrew Jenks (1912-1988) by Dom Damian Kearney O.S.B. '45 169

Remarks made on St. Andrew's Day, 11/30/2011, to celebrate the Dom Andrew Jenks chair

William Crimmins '45 172

John Dale '65 174

Abbot Caedmon Holmes 178

Malcolm Kennedy '54 181

Daniel McDonough, first holder of the Dom Andrew Jenks Chair in Mathematics 182

Ex Portus Ostio 2012 James MacGuire '70 183

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