Adam Hincks at Regis College: when faith and big bang collide
Our companion Adam Hincks, SJ, a Ph.D. in physics from prestigious Princeton University, New Jersey, is a fascinating and puzzling person. While he was destined for a brilliant career as an astrophysicist at a renowned university or astronomical observatory, he rather felt... a powerful call for religious life. He then embarked on a discernement process at the end of which he joined the Society of Jesus and the Jesuit Province of Canada. He then completed part of his philosophical and theological training at Regis College in Toronto, where he was particularly interested in the cosmology of another Jesuit and scientist : none other than Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ. Since then, Adam has pursued a brilliant academic career at the no less prestigious Gregorian University in Rome.
On October 9th, he was visiting his alma mater Regis College, where he gave a lecture on the contribution of Jesuits to the development of science. He then granted an interview to journalist Michael Swan of Toronto's Catholic Register about the porous boundaries between faith and reason, as well as between his vocation as a Jesuit and his vocation as a scientist.
“I never considered that I left science to become a Jesuit,” Hincks told about 40 people gathered at Toronto’s Regis College for an evening talk about Jesuit contributions to science.
More details in The Catholic Register.
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