Religion Scholar, Alumni to Discuss God and the Disaster in Haiti
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 24, 2010) -- Florida Southern College is host to the 2010 Florida Center for Science and Religion Lecture, "Theodicy and Natural Disasters," from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in the William M. Hollis Room on the FSC campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The keynote address, "Pathways in Theodicy: The Earthquake in Haiti and its Theological Aftershocks," will be delivered by Dr. Mark Scott, an assistant professor of systematic theology and ethics in the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Scott specializes in the problem of evil, both in relation to systematic theology and religious studies theory. He holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies from McMaster University; a master of arts in religion from Yale Divinity School; and a masters degree and Ph.D. in religious studies from Harvard University. His doctoral research focused on patristic theology and theodicy a branch of theology and philosophy that attempts to reconcile the existence of God with the existence of evil. His articles have been published in journals such as the Harvard Theological Review, The Journal of Religion, The Journal of Early Christian Studies, and others.
In addition, two FSC alumni will be presenting about their experiences as aid workers in Haiti following the recent earthquake. Allison Greenstein is a 2004 graduate of FSC who is now in medical school at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Chris Corbin is a 2009 graduate of FSC who is now in his first year at Yale Divinity School.
For more information, please contact Dr. Sara Fletcher Harding, chair of the FSC Department of Religion and Philosophy, at 863.680.4180.