As I was preparing a post on Regis College‘s course on atheism: “Responding to 21st- Century Atheism,” Jerry Coyne posted “Jesuit College Teaches Atheism!” Coyne does such an excellent job of discussing and critiquing the course that he and his commenters have done most of the work for me. Jerry does ask a question about the existence of a Jesuit run college at a publicly funded Canadian University, “(Why are Jesuits running a college at the University of Toronto, anyway?),” and JonLynnHarvey provides an answer. I also submitted a comment to add some information I discovered while doing research for this post:
“I’m gonna audit that class if they start it!”
The course started on January 16; please see Catholic Register article: http://tinyurl.com/bgrstaz
If you don’t want to audit the 8 week course, you can spend $50.00 to attend a one day seminar on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, “Seating is limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.” http://www.regiscollege.ca/Windows_On_Theology
I am seriously tempted to register and fork over $50 to attend the April 13th seminar just to listen to Professors Scott Lewis, S.J., Gordon Rixon, S.J., and Jeremy Wilkins,
explore responses to the challenges presented by contemporary atheism. This one day seminar will discuss the role of Scripture, tradition, and theology to address the questions about human living posed by today’s culture and climate of disbelief.
If I do attend, the bagged lunch the poster above advises me to bring will be filled with the “disbelief” professors Lewis, Rixon and Wilkins plan to explore.