5:15 pm Gold Mass for Scientists and Engineers
Rev. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C., Ph.D.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
6:15 pm Reception
Jordan Hall of Science Galleria
7:15 pm Edison Lecture
Stephen Meredith, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, University of Chicago
101 Jordan Hall of Science
Disease and the Problem of Evil
Ivan Karamazov asked whether we can accept a world in which God allows children to suffer. His question is a powerful version of the ancient question: if God exists and is both perfect and all powerful, whence comes evil? Sick children—and adults, for that matter—put this question into sharp focus but also add another, seemingly paradoxical, dimension to it. If we are made in the image of God, and if being fully human means to be true to our natures, then how can we account for the occurrence of deadly diseases and the suffering that results from them? In this talk, Dr. Meredith turns to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas to help address these questions.
All are welcome.
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Science.
Gold Mass and Lecture Poster