Gordon College is partnering with the John Templeton Foundation to honor the pioneering work of Dr. Robert Herrmann who addressed, throughout his distinguished career, the “Big Questions” constellated around the theme of science and religion. His friendship and collaboration with Sir John Templeton enabled numerous groundbreaking events, networks, programs and publications that greatly expanded the group of strategic thinkers engaged in the conversation on the crucial relationship between these two fields of study.
The Herrmann Lectures will take place annually beginning November 2012. The unique three-part format will enable a world-class thinker to develop an in-depth, original perspective on a topic on the threshold of science and religion. Three lectures over the span of several days will elevate this lectureship from an isolated event to an annual gathering where individuals from Boston, New England and beyond will have the opportunity to hear an outstanding lecture series and engage their peers and colleagues in thought-provoking dialogue. Following each keynote address distinguished scholars will be invited to formally respond to the ideas presented in the lectures.
The lectures will take place in the Ken Olsen Science Center (KOSC). Officially opened in 2008, the KOSC is a state-of-the-art, 80,000 square-foot science and technology center at the heart of Gordon College’s campus. All lectures will be open to the public free of charge
It is our hope that the Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science will create an opportunity to galvanize individuals, small groups and organizations engaged in issues of faith and science from New England and beyond into a richer, broader, enduring and more strategic dialogue.