Faith In Fossils?

Reflections of a Penn Paleontologist

On February 5, 2014, Dr. Peter Dodson collaborated with the Collegium Institute to share his reflections on theology and science.

Dr. Peter Dodson is Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-editor of The Dinosauria, a definitive scholarly resource, and the author or co-author of more than one hundred academic papers and books, including The Horned Dinosaurs (Princeton, 1996). A research associate of the Academy of Natural Sciences and a member of the advisory committee for the Institute for Religion and Science, Dodson has taught a broad range of course in geology, history, history and sociology of science, and religious studies for more than three decades at Penn. In 2011 he received a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award.


Catholic Economics? Capitalism, Solidarity, and Catholic Social Thought

On November 14, 2013, the Collegium Institute hosted an afternoon panel discussion on capitalism, solidarity, and modern Catholic social thought at the University of Pennsylvania.  Our featured speaker was Dr. Maciej Zieba, OP, a former activist in Poland’s Solidarity movement, a close associate of Karol Wojtyla (the late Pope John Paul II) and the author of the new book “Papal Economics: The Catholic Church on Democratic Capitalism.”  Our respondent was Dr. Mary Hirschfeld, economist and theologian at Villanova University.  This event was cosponsored by Penn’s Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE).

Dr. Zieba’s Lecture (Part I)

Dr. Zieba’s Lecture (Part II)

Dr. Mary Hirschfeld’s Comment

– Director’s Introduction: Catholic Economics