On February 27, radio host and author Krista Tippett spoke at Elmhurst College about science and the human spirit. The event, held in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, attracted a large and enthusiastic audience.
The lecture drew on Tippett's book, Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit (2010), which argues that science and religion, far from being mutually exclusive, are complementary realms of inquiry. The book features profound and often moving conversations with experts in a variety of disciplines: well-known physicists, a Darwinian scholar, respected surgeons, a widely recognized psychologist. Tippett’s goal is to understand how religious revelations, diverse spiritual practices, and cutting-edge advances in science and medicine can inspire and improve the way we live our lives.
Tippett is the host of On Being with Krista Tippett, the Peabody Award-winning public radio show that explores “the most essential questions” of life and faith. She uses Einstein’s science as a starting point for exploring his perspective on ethics, eternity and mystery.
Tippett's lecture was part of Elmhurst College's Rudolf G. Schade lecture series. This event was sponsored in part by BMO Harris Bank.