Public Lecture on Theology & Science, May 4

by William Storrar

You are invited to our annual William Witherspoon Lecture on Theology & Science on Monday May 4 at 7.30pm in Luce Hall, 50 Stockton Street, Princeton. 

Theologian Dr. Andrea Hollingsworth, Boston University, is our Witherspoon Lecturer this year. Drawing on her research project while in residence at CTI in 2013-14, Dr. Hollingsworth will deliver a lecture entitled: 

"Nicholas of Cusa's Mysticism in Theological & Scientific Perspective" 

She writes:

For fifteenth century German Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa, mystical theology was not just an intellectual exercise, it was a spiritual practice meant to evoke and shepherd transformation in the minds and hearts of readers. 

By surfacing the experiential texture of Cusa’s most famous mystical text, De visione Dei (1453), and interpreting that texture with an eye to neuropsychology, it becomes possible to trace ways in which the prayerful journey represented in this text may indeed have elicited profound transformation in the selves of readers via experience-dependent processes. Such a reading opens up new vistas of theological meaning in this classic treatise.


This lecture is open to the public and free. It will be followed by a Reception.