A Christian and an Atheist walk into the Cellar… Science, Belief and Friendship
April 10, 7-8:30pm, Bradley Study Center
In 2013, astrophysicist (and atheist) Nahum Arav and chemist (and Christian) Paul Carlier met as participants at a forum on Science and Religion. Thanks to gift cards from the forum organizers, Nahum and Paul began meeting for lunch at the Cellar to better understand their different perspectives on religion, the meaning and purpose of life, and the limits of science. Eleven years and many lunches later they count each other as close friends. What did they learn about each other, where did they find unexpected consensus, and where do they still disagree (and how do they handle those disagreements as friends)?
Bradley Conversations are a series of dialogues engaging Christian thought and contributing to the academic life of the university. We invite local and visiting scholars to engage in a conversation generated by a single theme, and then we expand participation to everyone who attends. We seek to cultivate intellectual friendship in an atmosphere equal parts leisure and sharp thinking.
Audience: Everyone is welcome to join the conversation, particularly faculty, graduate students, and interested community members.