St. Macrina the Younger on Science and Technology

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  • 3100 words
  • Level: high school and above

A fourth-century discourse by St. Macrina the Younger on how human beings use observation, calculation, and reasoning to study the natural world and to develop technology—and what these things tell us about both God and the human soul and mind. (St. Macrina’s discourse is taken from a much larger dialogue between her and her brother, St. Gregory of Nyssa, recorded in his On the Soul and the Resurrection. Click here for On the Soul and the Resurrection, courtesy of Google Books. Click here to access it courtesy of New Advent.)

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