Theological Attentiveness to A Universe from Nothing: A Review Essay

Patrick Cronin

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    Abstract

    This article explores the need for a theological attentiveness to recent discoveries in the scientific world, and the corresponding debates between theologians and scientists. Specifically the article discusses the writings of Lawrence M. Krauss about a universe from nothing in five scientific claims, and the need for caution by believers in God, not to infer a creation story from the scientific view of the Big Bang theory. The progressive understanding of the spiritual dimension of human nature is just as important as the progressive understanding of the scientific nature of the universe. Krauss seems not to share a faith in theological matters which is not a reason on his part to belittle it. The progressive understanding of the spiritual dimension of human nature is just as important as the progressive understanding of the scientific nature of the universe.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)317-326
    Number of pages10
    JournalTheology and Science
    Volume11
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2013

    Keywords

    • Cosmology
    • Existentialism
    • Georges Lemaître
    • Human spiritual value
    • Lawrence Krauss
    • Quantum fluctuations

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