On Tuesday, April 22, Donald Lopez, Jr., Ph.D., Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan, will present a talk at Le Moyne College entitled, “Buddhism and Science: Past, Present, and Future.” The lecture, which is part of the McDevitt Center’s series on “Science and Religion in Modern America,” will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel and is free and open to the public.
Lopez’s talk will provide a brief history of the relationships between Buddhism and science and offer some reflections on what is at stake as the teachings of an ancient Asian sage are offered as solutions to the problems of the modern world.
Lopez received his Doctorate from the University of Virginia and has since written widely on Indian Mahayana Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, the European encounter with Buddhism, the formation of the category of Modern Buddhism, and claims for the compatibility of Buddhism and science. He is a prolific author, having written, edited, or translated a number of books, most recently From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint with Peggy McCracken (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014).
For more information about Dr. Lopez’ lecture or the series of lectures on Science and Religion in Modern America, please contact the McDevitt Center at 315-445-6200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.