Evolutionary theory has raised numerous disputed questions among Catholics and other Christians concerning the relationship between faith and reason and between religion and science. Thomistic Evolution shows that the Thomistic intellectual tradition, grounded in the philosophical and theological synthesis of St. Thomas Aquinas, provides insightful and compelling responses to these questions. The novelty and brilliance of these Thomistic responses will surprise believers and skeptics alike, transcending and reconciling the dichotomies that shape the contemporary science and religion debate. Unfortunately, the Thomistic responses to these disputed questions in science and religion are neither well known nor well understood. This new book, along with its companion website, www.thomisticevolution.org, seeks to remedy this.
Praise for Thomistic Evolution
“These essays present a remarkably lucid synthesis of Thomistic philosophy and theology in service of a timely Christian engagement with evolutionary science. Noteworthy are the discussions of the nature of divine causality in creation, of the fittingness of evolution within the framework of divine providence, and of the theology and science of human origins. Indispensable for anyone who wants to think clearly about these issues.” ~Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican City
“Thomistic Evolution is an excellent discussion of evolution and human origins from a Catholic and specifically Thomist perspective. Faithful both to the data of revelation given in Scripture and Tradition, and to the data furnished by the latest scientific research, it provides a coherent and satisfying synthesis.” ~Stephen Barr, Professor of Astronomy and Physics, University of Delaware
About the Authors
Thomistic Evolution is a team of Dominican friars-scholars (Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Fr. James Brent, O.P., Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P., and Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.) committed to the preaching of the Gospel, and, through the Thomistic intellectual tradition, providing answers to questions about faith and reason, and religion and science.