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Chesterton House

A Center for Christian Studies at Cornell

Events at Chesterton House

Upcoming Events

Where Faith Meets Justice

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Partner Event, Public Lecture

Speaker: Liz West

International Justice Mission's Senior Program Manager of Justice Operations.

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 4

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

Brave New Atlantis: Rediscovering Humanity in the Post-Genomic Era

Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD; Spring Beimfohr Lecture

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

8:00 pm

Public Lecture
In the short decade and a half since scientists decoded the first human genome, there has been an explosion of biotechnological discoveries that may fundamentally change how we think about biology, humanity, and even life itself. We are seeing the beginning of synthetic biology, where one day, printing life may be as easy as typing on a computer and pressing enter. We can now read the entire genome of the baby even while in the womb through a simple blood draw. Genome editing is the latest hot topic as scientists, ethicists, and policy makers scramble to consider the implications. In this tumultuous time, is there a role for biblical faith to join in the conversation? If so, what wisdom can a thousands year old text, arguable the original book of life, teach us?

Dr. Cheng-Ho Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS, is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Oncology at Natera (NASDAQ: NTRA), where he is leading the development of new diagnostic technologies for cancer. Prior to this, he led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the NIH as well as working on pioneering research at Johns Hopkins and Washington University in St. Louis. He has published in top academic journals, such as Science, Nature, and Cell, and has been featured in media outlets, such as New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Washington Post, and the Financial Times.

 

Dr. Lin's TED Talk can be viewed here.

Beyond Colorblind?

Racial Identity, Faith & Reconciliation

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Public Lecture

This year's Veritas Forum will feature Dr. Andra Gillespie of Emory University.

Gillespie, who has degrees from UVA and Yale, is an expert on African American Politics, particularly the politics of the post-Civil Rights generation of leadership.

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 5

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 6, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 6

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 13, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

The Priest Who Fathered the Big Bang

St. Albert the Great Forum

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Public Lecture

This lecture is part of the St. Albert the Great Forum, co-sponsored with the Cornell Catholic Community. 

Jonathan Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and Director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science. He has done astrophysical and planetary research for more than 30 years and has been involved in a number of NASA missions, including Cassini to Saturn and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope. Dr. Lunine earned a B.S. in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Rochester and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology. He is author of two textbooks and co-editor of a book, “Frontiers of Astrobiology” (Cambridge, 2012), based on a Study Week on Astrobiology held by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City, in 2009.

He is a co-founder of the The Society of Catholic Scientists.

 

 

Wisdom & Worldview in Proverbs - Class 7

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 20, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Class

Taught by Chesterton House Senior Scholar, Dr. Ryan O'Dowd:

This course is founded on the assumption that people who lived almost three millennia ago are enough like us that their wisdom writings have value for us today.  We seek, therefore, not only to understand their writings but to find modern relevance for their ideas about the good life, death, faith, education and knowledge, value, desire, culture, vocation, selfhood, suffering, politics, ethics, and law.

personally tailored research plans for exploring their gifts and sense of calling and then complete their plans alongside their progress through course readings and lectures.

Click here to learn more information and how to register.

God & Happiness - Class 1

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

7:59 pm to 9:30 pm

Class

ICS371: God & Happiness
Mondays, 7:30-9:30PM
Location: 314 Anabel Taylor Hall

Taught by Chesterton House Teaching Fellow, Jim Thomforde:

Aristotle wrote that most people “identify living well and doing well with being happy - but with regard to what happiness is they differ.” While most of us have some sense of what happiness is, we might have a hard time explaining this important concept. Every one of us desires to be happy, but without a clear grasp of what we believe about happiness – can we ever hope to attain it? What is happiness? How can we achieve happiness? Join us to explore the ways in which philosophers and theologians of the Early Modern period (~15th-18th centuries), contemporary thinkers, and the Bible help us answer these crucial questions.

REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE ONLINE!

God & Happiness - Class 2

Spring 2017 Course

Monday, Apr 10, 2017

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Class

ICS371: God & Happiness
Mondays, 7:30-9:30PM
Location: 314 Anabel Taylor Hall

Taught by Chesterton House Teaching Fellow, Jim Thomforde:

Aristotle wrote that most people “identify living well and doing well with being happy - but with regard to what happiness is they differ.” While most of us have some sense of what happiness is, we might have a hard time explaining this important concept. Every one of us desires to be happy, but without a clear grasp of what we believe about happiness – can we ever hope to attain it? What is happiness? How can we achieve happiness? Join us to explore the ways in which philosophers and theologians of the Early Modern period (~15th-18th centuries), contemporary thinkers, and the Bible help us answer these crucial questions.

REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE ONLINE!

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