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Albright College’s 17th Annual Ellen S. Hurwitz Lecture to Explore the ‘Entanglement of Religion and Science’

April 3, 2017


Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Ph.D.

Reading, Pa. – Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Ph.D., a professor of religion at Wesleyan University, will present Albright College’s 17th annual Ellen S. Hurwitz Presidential Lecture on Faith, Reason and the Imagination on Thursday, April 20, at 4 p.m.

The lecture, “The Theo-logics of the Multiverse: On the Entanglement of Religion and Science,” will be held in Albright’s Campus Center South Lounge. It is free and open to the public.

Rubenstein’s research interests include continental philosophy, theology, gender and sexuality studies, and the history and philosophy of cosmology. At Wesleyan, she is affiliated with the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Science in Society programs. She is the author of Strange Wonder: The Closure of Metaphysics and the Opening of Awe and Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse. She also served as co-editor of Entangled Worlds: Religion, Science, and New Materialisms.

Rubenstein earned a master’s in philosophical theology from Cambridge University, and a doctorate in philosophy of religion from Columbia University.

The Ellen S. Hurwitz Presidential Lecture Series on Faith, Reason and the Imagination was established in honor of Albright’s 12th president. The series, which focuses on both faith and spirit, invites world-class leaders to Albright to foster conversations across the many faith traditions at the College, connecting learning, creativity and the cosmic picture.


Founded in 1856, Albright College educates creative, curious students to become adaptable, global citizens who discover and reach their full potential. The College’s flexible interdisciplinary curriculum encourages students to combine majors and disciplines to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship, numerous experiential learning options, and a diverse, supportive and nurturing community of scholars and learners help students exceed their own expectations and graduate with a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning. Located in Reading, Pennsylvania, Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.