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When Faith Meets Science…

My interview of Fr. Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti at Commonweal.

He hopes that his book draws enough interest to justify the publicatioin of a second volume, where he could present topics he addressed in the third and fourth Italian volumes, which are currently used in courses at the master’s-degree level.

In Tanzella-Nitti’s view, the aim is not to offer an essay on the compatibility between faith and science or on specific topics, so much as to see how the natural sciences like physics, biology and cosmology can be used thoroughly in theology as a factor of dogmatic development. “In a nutshell,” he explained, “theology should look at the natural sciences not only as a source of trouble, but also as a source for positive, new insights.”