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Dr. Sjoerd L. Bonting

“The Science and Religion Dialogue: The Application of Chaos Theology”

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
4:00 p.m.

The Divinity School, Room G-23
Reception to follow in Tillett Lounge

Dr. Bonting, an emeritus professor of biochemistry and an Anglican priest-theologian, is a frequent lecturer in Europe and the Americas at conferences and for professional and general audiences on the convergence of religion and science. In the course of his work, Bonting has developed a revised creation theology, “Chaos Theology”, which has useful applications to theology (God’s action in the world; Christ’s reconciling work; health; eschatology) and for the reconciliation of science and theology.

Bonting was professor and chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His main research topics were biochemistry of vision and active sodium transport. He was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, and has served as a scientific consultant for NASA at the Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, for preparation of biological research on the International Space Station.