God’s Chance Creation

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Fr. George V. Coyne, S. J., Director of the Vatican Observatory from 1978 to 2006, writes:

We can only come to know God by analogy. The universe as we know it today through science is one way to derive an analogical knowledge of God. For those who believe modern science does say something to us about God, it provides a challenge, an enriching challenge, to traditional beliefs about God. God in his infinite freedom continuously creates a world that reflects that freedom at all levels of the evolutionary process to greater and greater complexity. God lets the world be what it will be in its continuous evolution.

This article was originally published in The Tablet in 2005.

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