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Clayton to Lecture for Killeen Chair Series

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From St. Norbert College, September 11, 2014
by Erich Wegenke,, 920-403-3089

Philip Clayton will visit the St. Norbert College campus to deliver a lecture as part of the college's annual Killeen Chair series.

Clayton is Ingraham Professor at Claremont School of Theology. He will lecture on "Between Intelligent Design and the New Atheism: Science and Religion at the Crossroads." The lecture will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theatre in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus. It is free and open to the public.

This lecture is the first installment of the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy's four-part 2014-15 lecture series, which is entitled "Science and Religion: Rejecting a False Dichotomy." The aim of the series is to demonstrate the compatibility of science and religion, in keeping with fides et ratio, or "faith and reason," a motto of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Established in 1984, the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy aims to bring well-known scholars of theology and philosophy, and their work, to the St. Norbert College campus. The program strives to emphasize the importance of theology and philosophy to a liberal arts education, to highlight St. Norbert College's commitment to personally, intellectually and spiritually challenging education, and to benefit the college, the Diocese of Green Bay and the broader community of Northeast Wisconsin.

The Killeen Chair is named after the late Sylvester Killeen, O.Praem., the second abbot of St. Norbert Abbey and chancellor of the college.

For more information on the Killeen Chair, call 920-403-3932 or visit their website at

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