Baylor Receives $5,000 Grant From Templeton Foundation

Sept. 29, 1995

WACO,Texas - Baylor University recently received a grant of $5,000 from the John Templeton Foundation to fund a new science and religion class to be taught during the spring 1996 semester.

The class, titled "Stories of Science, Stories of Faith: Nature, God and Knowledge," will be taught by Dr. Dawn Adams, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Stuart Rosenbaum, professor of philosophy.

The course will consist of seven different topic areas including cosmology, genetics and human evolution.

"The course will include readings from many different disciplines," said Adams.

The course, which counts as an elective credit, can also be applied toward a seminary degree.

A course combining both science and religion has "become increasingly important to people going into ministry," Adams said.

The course, which will be taught on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. in Room 307 of the Tidwell Bible Building, counts as a three hour credit. The course does not appear in the spring 1996 registration catalog, but students can register for it as Philosophy 4V99 or Biology 5V90.

The syllabus is also available on-line for those students who wish to see a detailed outline of the course.

The John Templeton Foundation is located in Radnor, Pa.

For more information, contact Adams at 755-2911.

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