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About the event:
Join world-class scholars for a three day symposium exploring the fascinating question: What does it mean to say that God acts in a world filled with random events? Is traditional monotheism even compatible with the world uncovered by contemporary science? Located on the beautiful campus of Stonehill College, just south of Boston, this interactive symposium gathers biblical scholars, theologians, scientists, and historians for a stimulating exploration at the intersection of science and religion.
The conference begins Sunday afternoon, November 16 with a 4PM registration and social hour, followed by an opening address by John Barrow. On Monday and Tuesday participants will hear from distinguished speakers including:
- Peter Harrison
- John Hedley Brooke
- Jennifer Hecht
- Sarah Ruden
- Richard Miller
- Ignacio Silva
- Andrew Pinsent
- Oliver Crisp
- James Bradley
- Reinhold Bernhardt
- Mustafa Ruzgar
The symposium will also provide opportunities for attendees and contributors to interact informally over coffee and meals including a dinner at one of Boston's famous seafood restaurants. The formal conference will close on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:30 AM* Optional Lecture and book event to conclude at 12:00 PM.
At the conference conclusion, there will be an optional field trip into Boston. Participants can choose to visit Boston's famous Museum of Science, the Freedom Trail, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum or simply explore the educational capital of North America. There will be an optional dinner at a local restaurant en route back to the hotel that may not be covered in the day's event fee. More information to follow.
Lodging and Transportation:
Recommended lodging is Marriott Residence Inn in Brockton, which offers a special rate for conference participants. Click here, or call 508-583-3600 and mention that you are attending the "Abraham's Dice Symposium at Stonehill." This hotel is 5 minutes from Stonehill. All units have kitchens and breakfast is included. The Marriott does include modest dinners daily; however, registered participants are invited to eat at Stonehill during the conference. The Marriott Residence Inn is ideal if you would like to bring spouses or children.
Car rentals are available at all area airports. We recommend that participants rent their own cars as there is ample free parking at both the conference and at the hotel. Public transportation to Stonehill is limited.
For those attendees who are not renting their own car, and require transportation to the conference from Logan Airport in Boston, please take the Logan Express Shuttle to Braintree, MA. for a one way fee of $7.50. Please note: The Logan Express Shuttle runs on the half hour and stops in front of every terminal. Mark sure to take the Braintree bus, as Logan Express runs to multiple area cities. For conference attendees arriving in Braintree throughout the day on Saturday and until 2:00 pm on Sunday, Stonehill will coordinate your transportation between Braintree and the Marriott Residence Inn in Brockton/Stonehill. Conversely, at the conclusion of the conference, Stonehill will facilitate return transportation from the Residence Inn to Logan Express Braintree beginning on Wednesday Evening ( after 6:00 PM) and Thursday morning for those attendees returning home via Logan Airport.
Please note: Several Abraham's Dice contributors are not able to attend the conference. These include: Michael Ruse, Alister McGrath, Byung Soo Han, John Polkinghorne, Sean Hensen. All others will attend.
When & Where
Founded as a Catholic college in 1948 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Stonehill’s holistic approach is guided by the principles of education and faith. Our students grow into global citizens who value knowledge, integrity and compassion as they seek to create a more just society.