Mark your calendars now. The sixteenth annual Goshen Religion and Science Conference will be held April 8-10, 2016 on the campus of Goshen College.
The 2016 conference speaker will be Dr. Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, (Ph.D. Hebrew University, 1978), Dr. Tirosh-Samuelson is Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, the Director of Jewish Studies, and Professor of History at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Her research focuses on Jewish intellectual history, Judaism and ecology, religion, science and technology, and feminist theory. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters in academic journals and edited volumes, she is the author of the award winning Between Worlds: The Life and Work of Rabbi David ben Judah Messer Leon (1991) and the author of Happiness in Premodern Judaism: Virtue, Knowledge and Well-Being in Premodern Judaism (2003). She is also the editor of Judaism and Ecology: Created World and Revealed World (2002); Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy (2004); Judaism and the Phenomenon of Life: The Legacy of Hans Jonas (2008); Building Better Humans? Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism (2011), Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema (2012), and Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century: Personal Reflections (2014). Professor Tirosh-Samuelson is the Editor-in-Chief of the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (2013-), a set of 20 volumes, featuring outstanding living Jewish thinkers. The first ten volumes have already appeared and five more are in various stages of production. She is also the recipient of several large grants that have funded interdisciplinary research on religion, science and technology focusing on transhumanism. Professor Tirosh-Samuelson serves on the editorial board of Zygon: The Journal of Religion and Science and referees manuscripts for several academic journals, university presses, and foundations.
The Midwest Religion and Science Society (MRSS) is an organization dedicated to the dialog between Religion and Science. A primary interest of the MRSS is Religion and Consciousness.
The MRSS has local chapters at Andrews University (MI), Bluffton University (OH), Bethel College (IN), Goshen College (IN), Manchester College (IN), the University of Notre Dame (IN), and the University of St. Francis (IN). There are two major meetings of the MRSS each year, one at Goshen College (March) and one at Andrews University (October).