Loyola University Maryland is receiving a $1.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support a project on “Building Foundations in Science-Engaged Theology: Insights from Philosophy of Science.”
Meghan Page, assistant professor of philosophy, was awarded the grant for her three-year project.
“I am very excited for this project and the opportunity to bring together philosophers of science and theologians, both of whom hold unique perspectives on understanding the richness and complexity of the natural world,” said Page, who has been at the university since 2015. “Loyola will make an excellent host institution for this grant, as it exemplifies the Ignatian values of wonder, curiosity and the pursuit of truth in all intellectual endeavors.”
In addition to funding development of research in the space, the grant funds a series of summer seminars that explore how scientific concepts can be applied to questions about the nature of the divine, its role in the world, the extent of human freedom, and the shape and structure of the natural order. The seminars are geared to mid-career theologians and philosophers of religion.
Susan is an author with a long-time interest in religion and science. She currently edits Covalence, the Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science and Technology’s online magazine. She has written articles in The Lutheran and the Zygon Center for Religion and Science newsletter. Susan is a board member for the Center for Advanced Study of Religion and Science, the supporting organization for the Zygon Center and the Zygon Journal. She also co-wrote Our Bodies Are Selves with Dr. Philip Hefner and Dr. Ann Pederson.