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Thomas Tracy: “Creation, Evolution and the Problem of Suffering.”


Horizontal portrait of Phillips Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy Thomas Tracy by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Phillips Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Bates, Thomas Tracy received the 2014 Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Tracy is the college’s Phillips Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Previewing his lecture, Tracy says that “something about our particular culture keeps this endless controversy between evolution and creation going.” The longrunning debate tends to focus on the age and origins of the earth, but Tracy intends to show that such a framework fails to address the fundamental issues at stake.

The lecture is offered as part of Tracy’s Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching.