How do we think theologically about the natural world? This question is fundamental for all dialogue between theology and science. In this lecture, Denis Edwards shows how Pope Francis offers something new in Laudato Si' – a theology of nature that is more developed than anything found in earlier Catholic teaching.
Denis Edwards is a professorial fellow in theology at Australian Catholic University – Adelaide and a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide. He is a member of the national Lutheran/Roman Catholic Dialogue, and the national Australian Anglican/Roman Catholic Commission. He also has been involved with international dialogues on science and religion and is a member of the International Society for Science and Religion. His books include Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution and Ecology (2014); How God Acts: Creation, Redemption and Special Divine Action (2010); Ecology at the Heart of Faith (2006); Breath of Life; A Theology of the Creator Spirit (2004). Edwards also sits on the international Advisory Board of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing.
Free and open to the public. Reception following.
This lecture is made possible by additional support from the Center for Social Concerns and the John J. Reilly Center.