Seeing God in all Things:
From St. Ignatius to Modern Cosmology
Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.
“The Heavens Proclaim the Glory of God.” — The insight of Psalm 19 is more appropriate today than ever. Beneath the beauty of the outward universe is another more profound and subtle beauty – the symmetry, orderliness, and elegance of its constants and initial conditions that make life possible. As we probe the universe’s inner beauty, we see evidence not only of a Creator, but a remarkably imaginative and intelligent mind that manifests an unconditionally loving heart.
Fr. Spitzer will examine this beauty from the vantage point of mind and heart suggesting the compatibility and complementarity of science, theology, and aesthetics.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Auditorium, St. Joseph Center, Orange, CA
For more information, please contact:
714-997-9587, ext. 23
Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D. is the President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith (www.magiscenter.com), and the President of the Spitzer Center (www.spitzercenter.org).
The Magis Center produces books, videos, documentaries, and social media resources on the close connection between faith, science, and philosophy, happiness and suffering, and virtue and freedom. The Spitzer Center facilitates programs to help Catholic dioceses and institutions build highly effective cultures of evangelization.
As President of Gonzaga University from 1998 to 2009, he oversaw extensive growth in the student body and facilities, as well as the academic and faith programs. He has published eight books (and has submitted two more for publication). New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy has won several awards. His latest book is The Soul’s Upward Yearning: Clues to Our Transcendent Nature from Experience and Reason. He has published many scholarly articles and makes one hundred presentations per year.
Fr. Spitzer appears frequently on television shows like: The Larry King Live show (with Stephen Hawking), the History Channel, the Today Show, and the PBS series Closer to the Truth. He has appeared on dozens of nationally syndicated radio programs and has produced nine series for EWTN Catholic television and radio.
He held two distinguished academic chairs at Seattle University and Gonzaga University, and received awards for outstanding faculty member at Georgetown University and Seattle University. He received Gonzaga University’s’ highest award, the Desmet Medal, in 2009.
Books by Rev. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. Ph.D.