Lecture: Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J.

“On the Existence of God and Contemporary Physics: A Response to the So-Called New Atheism”


Rev. Robert Spitzer, S.J., delivered the following address on September 14, 2012, as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series at Thomas Aquinas College:


Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fr. Spitzer is a Catholic priest in the Jesuit Order, and is currently the president of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith  and the Spitzer Center for Catholic Organizations. He is also the chief educational officer for the Ethics and Performance Institute (EPI). The Magis Center produces documentaries, books, high school curricula, college courses, adult-education curricula, and new media materials to show the close connection between faith and reason in contemporary astrophysics, philosophy, and historical study of the New Testament. The Spitzer Center produces facilitated curricula to strengthen culture, faith, and spirit in Catholic organizations for the New Evangelization. EPI produces web-based education to corporations on personal efficacy, organizational culture, leadership, and ethics.

Posted: September 19, 2012