James Byrne, professor of religious studies, presented a paper, "Pascal contra Descartes: Reason, Faith, and Emotion at the Dawn of Modern Science,” in early May at the 15th European Conference on Science and Theology in Assisi, Italy. Jim is a member of the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology.
(posted August 2014)
James Byrne, professor and chair of religious studies, recently (February 2014) evaluated an $80,000 grant proposal on the German Enlightenment for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. (March 2014)
James M. Byrne, professor of religious studies and department chair, has an entry on "Deism" forthcoming in Volume 6 of The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Berlin: deGruyter, 2013).