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Creighton Alumna to Speak on Religion, Science

Creighton University alumna, Nancey Murphy, Ph.D., will present “The Nature of Humans and the Sanctity of Nature: Why the Dualism-Physicalism Debate Matters for the Environment,” at 7 p.m., March 15, in room 3023 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 602 N. 20th St. The lecture is free to the public.

The lecture will focus on the relationship between religion and science through a physicalist theory of human nature.

Murphy completed her undergraduate work at Creighton in 1973. She received a doctorate in philosophy of science from Berkley in 1980 and a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in 1987. Currently, Murphy serves as professor of Christian Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.

She has published multiple books, including Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning; On the Moral Nature of the Universe: Theology, Cosmology and Ethics (co-authored); Downward Causation and the Neurobiology of Free Will (co-authored), and others.

The lecture is sponsored by the Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society. For more information contact Fran Minear at or (402) 280-2303.

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