Public Lecture at AUA Explores Commonalities Between Science and Religion

YEREVAN–On Thursday, March 14, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted a public lecture on “Nature as Contingent and Not Universal: Implications for Science and Religion,” by Dr. Lauri Ramey, a specialist in biblical history from the United States.

Dr. Ramey’s lecture explored how science and religion, two fields often thought to be opposed, can find commonalities. Because of a shared interest in history, theologians and scientists should be able to engage in constructive dialogue.

Dr. Ramey is a resident of Los Angeles, California and regularly teaches at local colleges and universities. He earned an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary specializing in Theology. His Ph.D. is from the Center for Jewish and Christian Studies at Chicago Theological Seminary. His academic interests focus on the connections among biblical history, sacred texts, and religion and science.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality, graduate and undergraduate education, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values.

AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

AUA provides a global education in Armenia. For news about AUA, visit the university Newsroom or follow developments as they happen on the AUA Facebook Page.


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