New E-Book: Transdisciplinary Volume at Intersections of Theology & Anthropology

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We are pleased to announce the publication of our open-access e-book, Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys, edited by Agustín Fuentes, The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in Anthropology, and Celia Deane-Drummond, Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing. This transdisciplinary volume seeks to draw the reader into a discourse about human wisdom rather than simply provide a one-note answer to the question: “what is human wisdom and where did it come from?"

This book examines the intersection between theology and anthropology without shying away from conflicts, and its authors incorporate assumptions and perspectives from outside their disciplines, reshaping the conversation about humans and wisdom. As the editors state in the book’s introduction, “Transcending disciplinary boundaries enables the possibility of synthesizing knowledge anew.”

Comprised of contributions from both senior and emerging scholars, this volume was born out of the 2017 Human Distinctiveness: Wisdom’s Deep Evolution conference funded by the John Templeton Foundation. In addition to the project team, authors include J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Karen Kilby, Tim Ingold, Nicola Hoggard Creegan, Niels Henrik Gregersen, Fiona Coward, and more.

Interested readers may access the book in its entirety on our website ctshf.nd.edu/resources/.