Book Review: Scientism, by John Cowburn SJ

– Tom Uytterhoeven – (An expanded version of this review will be published, together with many more reviews and reports on recent developments in the field of science and religion, in the next issue of ESSSAT-News. See here for more info on ESSSAT-membership) Is scientism a word we need, and if so: for what purposes […]

Heresy in a Theological Debate

– Tom Uytterhoeven – Yesterday, May 22th, I presented a paper “Towards a Theology of Toolmaking”, on a conference on Nature, Technology and Religion, in which I use Philip Hefner’s concept of ‘Created Co-Creator’ as a starting point for further reflections on technology. It went alright, considering I only slept for 3-4 hours the night […]

On the alienation of/by Thomas Aquinas

– Tom Uytterhoeven – Today we discussed two fragments of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa in the doctoral seminar (on theological anthropology and ethics; main theme: ‘Love’) I’m attending. We had prof. Andrea Robiglio as guest-lecturer. In this post I first give the question I asked about these texts, followed by the answer prof. Robiglio gave. Here’s […]