"Genesis and the Big Bang" presented by Gerald Schroeder, PhD

On February 12, 2013, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Interfaith Committee of the Department of Campus Ministry, and the Department of Theology & Philosophy invited the Barry community to a presentation, “Genesis and the Big Bang” by Gerald Schroeder, PhD

Is the age of our universe-six days, fourteen billion years, or both? Discover the harmony between modern science and ancient biblical commentary.

Dr. Schroeder holds a doctorate in earth sciences and physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He worked on staff in the MIT Physics Department prior to moving to Israel, where he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science and then the Volcani Research Institute, while also having a laboratory at The Hebrew University. In addition, Schroeder has had 25 years of formal theological training in biblical, Talmudic, and Kabalistic interpretation under leading American and Israeli Rabbis. The uniqueness and success of Schroeder's integration of biblical and scientific knowledge is demonstrated by the success of his books, “Genesis and the Big Bang,” “The Science of God,” “The Hidden Face of God,” and “God according to God.”

Respondent: Jeremy Montague, PhD, Professor of Biology at Barry University
Facilitator: Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology at Barry University