THE AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The One Hundred Forty-Fifth Meeting
Friday, April 28, 2000
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
THEOLOGICAL TABLE TALK 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Science and Theology: Is There New Ground To Be Plowed?
Anna Case-Winters, Ph.D. (McCormick Theological Seminary), Thomas L. Gilbert, Ph.D. (LSTC and formerly of Argonne National Laboratory), Zachary Hayes, Ph.D. (Catholic Theological Union), and Jerome A. Stone, Ph.D. (William Rainey Harper College) will form a panel that will start the Society’s meeting with an open, critical, and forward thinking discussion on science and theology.
Registration and Afternoon Refreshments, 3:00-3:30 P.M.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.
Main Lounge, LSTC
Created Co-creator as Symbol
Philip J. Hefner, Ph.D.
Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran School of Theology
Editor, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science
Director, Zygon Center for Religion and Science
Reception, Dinner, and Business Meeting 5:00 – 7:30 P.M.
Refectory, LSTC (reservations kindly requested)
EVENING PROGRAM 7:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Main Lounge, LSTC
The President’s Address
God and Sex: A Theological Connection
Larry L. Greenfield, Ph.D.
Senior Scholar, The Martin Marty Center
Principle Investigator, “Faith and Healthy Sexuality Project,” Planned Parenthood
Former Pastor in Chicago and Ann Arbor; Former President, Colgate Rochester Divinity School
ATS Officers (Midwest Division)
Dr. Larry L. Greenfield, President
Dr. Paul P. Parker, Secretary
Dr. Laurel C. Schneider, Vice President
Dr. Don Alexander, Treasurer
Dr. David L. Weddle, Member-at-Large
Theological Table Talk: Once again the Society will begin its semi-annual meeting with a critical, informal, and early afternoon discussion on one of the most important cultural and theological issues of the day–the relationship of science and theology. If there is nothing in the world that cannot be approached scientifically, and if nothing falls outside the concerns of theology, how can representatives of the two camps afford to continue to communicate with each other so badly? How can there continue to be such open hostility, claims to dominance (and even exclusivity) from both sides of the discussion? How shall scientists and theologians proceed? Are there any common terms, and who sets them? Can anything good come of a dialogue between theologians and scientists–or just rancor, on the one hand, or capitulation, on the other? We are grateful for our colleagues who will open this crucial colloquy.
- Anna Case-Winters, M.Div., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Theology; McCormick Theological Seminary
- Thomas L. Gilbert, Ph.D., Scientist in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Religion and Science Studies, LSTC; Director, Epic Project, Chicago Center for Religion and Science; and formerly on the Research Staff, Argonne National Laboratory
- Zachary Hayes, O.F.M., Dr. Theol., Litt. D.; Professor of Doctrinal Theology, Catholic Theological Union
- Jerome A. Stone, Ph.D., William Rainey Harper College
Can you skip Theological Table Talk and still participate in the other sessions of meeting? Of course, but why not take a break from your routine one afternoon each semester and commune with your colleagues over good food and drink for the mind, body, and soul?
phone: (773) 324-8580; or postal: 5050 S. East End, Apt. 8C, Chicago, IL 60615.
Registration and Dinner Reservations: Every fall and spring meeting our colleagues of the host institutions will find their workload greatly eased if we register for the meeting and make reservations for the dinner. Registration and reservations could not be simpler. Call, write, or email Paul Parker through your medium of choice and declare your intentions: office phone (630) 617-3559; firstname.lastname@example.org; or Department of Theology and Religion, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126. Dinner is $10.00. Because ATS meetings are supported by the host institution, registration is without charge for which we are deeply appreciative.
Dues: Annual membership dues (to cover the costs of printing, mail, and other incidentals) are $15 for members and $10 for associate members to be remitted to the Treasurer, Don Alexander, each year at the fall meeting. Attention to this is appreciated. Also, the Society’s membership role remains strong only as we invite our eligible colleagues to join us and sponsor them for membership. Advocacy for the Society is important.
Directions and Parking: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago is found conveniently at the corner of 55th Street and University Avenue in Hyde Park. A map and specific instructions for those arriving by air, car, or train can be found by following the prompts at LSTC’s website, www.lstc.edu. Parking is available on the street or in the parking lot at the north end of the seminary.