James Byrne, professor of religious studies faculty (and Honors Program Director) presented a paper, “The Multiverse as Physics and Metaphysics”, at the European Conference on Science and Theology, Lyon (France), April 17-22. James continues to be a peer-reviewer of articles submitted to Zygon, the primary academic journal in the field of science and religion. His most recent review was in May 2018. He also is completing his term as Director of the Honors Program, and was the recipient of the faculty award for service to the Honors Program.
(posted June 2018)
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).