Michael Heller – Cosmology and the doctrine of creation
The Department of Philosophy
and the Polish Institute for Arts and Science in Canada
‘Cosmology and the doctrine of creation’
Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow
Monday, November 10, 2008.
10:30 – 12.
Introduction by Dean Ellen Aitken of the Faculty of Religious Studies
Michael Heller, a Polish cosmologist and Catholic priest, is the 2008 Templeton Prize winner. Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow, toiling for years beneath the stifling strictures of the Soviet era, he has become a compelling figure in the realms of physics and cosmology, theology, and philosophy with his cogent and provocative concepts on issues that all of these disciplines pursue, albeit from often vastly different perspectives. With an academic and religious background that enables him to comfortably and credibly move within each of these domains, Reverend Heller’s extensive writings have evoked new and important consideration of some of humankind’s most profound concepts.