THE JESUIT AND THE SKULL: TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, EVOLUTION, AND THE SEARCH FOR PEKING MAN
A presentation and booksigning with the author, Amir Aczel
Monday, March 23, 2009; 5:45 PM
USF Lone Mountain Campus, Room 100
(Turk @ Parker in San Francisco)
In 1929 a French Jesuit named Teilhard de Chardin helped pull free a skull still entombed in clay inside a cave near Beijing. He and the other scientists on the team identified the skull: it belonged to homo erectus, a critical Darwinian link between erect hunting apes and our homo sapiens ancestors. The skull became known around the world as Peking Man; the controversy it caused lasted for much of the 20th century. De Chardin, an important intellectual in the history of science, became very controversial. This is his, and our, story: how does one keep a commitment to science and also to faith?
Amir Aczel has authored 14 books, including the international bestseller Fermat's Last Theorem. His books make complex scientific issues accessible to non-specialists.
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, will moderate.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. No reservations required; for further information, call (415) 422-6401.
Cosponsored by USF's Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, and The Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.
CATHOLICISM IN CHINA: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
A Talk by Tom Buckley, S.J.
Presented by the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley "Theology in the City" Series
Thursday, February 26, 2009
San Francisco, CA
6:00 Lecture / 7:00 Reception
For more information on the Theology in the City lecture series, please contact Maria Helena dePedraza at (510) 549-5012 or email@example.com.
Co-sponsors: USF Center for the Pacific Rim & Its Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History.
CHINA PULSE: A CONFERENCE FOR CHRISTIAN CHINA WATCHERS AND LEARNERS
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Living Word Center
1494 California Circle
ERRC is launching its first inaugural China Pulse conference for developing and strengthening the North American Christian’s understanding of key forces affecting the Gospel in China - both today and in the future.
Directed towards churches, ministries and individuals passionate about China, this innovative forum gives China-concerned Christians access to high level strategic analyses of how political and social trends are impacting the growth and development of Chinese Christianity.
Three scholars offer penetrating insights into China's past, present and future: Dr. Yin Fuk-Tsang from Hong Kong, Dr. Carol Hamrin from Washington DC and Dr. Raymond Huang from China. The his first China Pulse conference bridges the American and Chinese worlds of strategic scholarship. Learn more at the ERRC website.
Co-sponsors: Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco Center for the
Pacific Rim, American Chinese Evangelical Seminary, China Source, Christ Community Church, Christian Witness Theological Seminary, First Presbyterian Church - Berkeley, Franciscan School of Theology, Gospel Operation International for Chinese Christians, Institute for Study of Asian American Christianity, New College - Berkeley, Pacific Network for Mission Education, Peninsula Convenant Church, San Francisco Chinese Alliance Church, and Western Seminar - San Jose Campus.