- Article / video
- 18 pages / 43 minutes
- Level: university
Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, an adjunct scholar with the Vatican Observatory, discusses the work of Thomas Aquinas alongside contemporary scientific thought in this 2022 paper presented at the Eleventh International Thomistic Congress, sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Angelicum Thomistic Institute.
Fr. Tanzella-Nitti writes that “to ask whether Aquinas’ thought is still relevant to our scientific culture is, therefore, not a trivial question”, but concludes that “there are good grounds for thinking that the reasons that determined Aquinas’ successful establishment of the relations between philosophy, theology, and the sciences of his time, still hold their value, despite the fast progress of scientific knowledge.”
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