- 1 hr
- Level: all audiences
Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory, speaks on “Catholic Cosmologies: From St. Paul to the Big Bang” for the Asian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums June-July 2021 Harmony in Faith and Science (HFS) Lecture Series.
Since the beginning of human curiosity about how the universe works, we have been proposing cosmological theories. But, every cosmology relies on some level of assumption, from materialism to Catholicism. Often when we talk about cosmology, we don’t realize we are assuming things we take on faith.
In this lecture, Br. Guy examines the stories behind how St. Paul, St. Augustine, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking all cast their own intriguing views on the big questions of the universe.