Lea F. Schweitz

Lea F. Schweitz joined the faculty of Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2007 and teaches in theology, philosophy of religion, and religion and science. Her current research project focuses on early modern views of humanity and the impact these views have on the theology and science of the time. In both her teaching ministry and her research, she is committed to inter-disciplinary interaction, historical sensitivity, community building, and the integration of academic concern with practical and public care. In addition, she is the Director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science  (link at www.zygoncenter.org ) and looks forward to continuing the long tradition of bringing religious traditions together with the best scientific knowledge in order to promote a more just and peaceful world. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Kurt, their two children.

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As a teacher, whenever I utter the words, “Okay class, please get into your small working groups,” I remember the sense of dread that I felt when I heard those words as a student. This semester I’m running an experiment in my Systematic Theology class.  It’s the first ...

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