Forester Lecture and convocation to address evolution, atheism, creation

FOR RELEASE
2003-03-03

Huntington, Ind.— Huntington College will host its next Forester Lecture on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Dr. Alvin Plantinga, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will present, “Evolution Versus Atheism.”

Dr. Platinga is one of the most highly respected Christian philosophers in the country. His presentation will make the case that in contrast to what many evolutionists claim, a belief in evolution should not produce atheism. Among a few of Dr. Plantinga’s recent books are “Warrant: the Current Debate” (1993), “Warrant and Proper Function” (1993), and “Warranted Christian Belief” (2000).

On Friday, March 7 at 11 a.m., a special convocation will be held in which Dr. Plantinga and Dr. Steve Gollmer, Associate Professor of Physics at Cedarville University, will present , “Creation and Evolution: Two Christian Views.” At the convocation, Dr. Plantinga and Dr. Gollmer will each describe his own view regarding creation and evolution and explain its strengths and weaknesses. The audience will then have a chance to dialogue with the guests and ask questions of their views.

The public is cordially invited to attend the Forester Lecture and the convocation free of charge. Both events will take place in the Merillat Centre for the Arts main auditorium.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. US News & World Report ranks Huntington among the Top 10 comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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