Walker Percy: Science and Literature
Twentieth-century writer Walker Percy studied to be a physician and became a novelist. Much of his fiction aims to confront "scientism," a belief that only science provides knowledge about the universe. He worries that people are unable to recognize the limits of scientific knowledge, and thus, they depend on it even to define the self. This session requests papers that explore Percy's dialogue with science, either in his novels or in his published essays.
Please submit and abstract of 250-500 words in a Word.doc attachment via email to Dr. Jessica Hooten at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2011. Notice of acceptance of your paper will be provided by February 15, 2011.
Pepperdine University is pleased to host the 31st annual Christian Scholars' Conference, June 16-18, 2011 in Malibu, CA, under the theme, "The Path of Discovery: Science, Theology, and the Academy." For three decades, the Christian Scholars' Conference has brought institutions of higher education together with Christian scholars from all academic disciplines. This year, Pepperdine University is pleased to host the conference and to contribute to its aims of nurturing an intellectual and Christian community and of stimulating a network of scholarly dialogue and collaboration.