It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to post any updates, but I am happy to share a few exciting items from earlier this year to those of you who chance across this new-and-improved version of my site:
1. I delivered a Thomistic Institute lecture at the University of Tulsa whose audio has been made available on Soundcloud. The talk, entitled “Does Evolution Undermine Christianity?” can be listened to the Thomistic Institute Soundcloud hub linked to here:.
2. I also recently published an academic paper by the same title in a special issue of Review for Religious dedicated to the subject “Faith, Science, and Religious Life.” Information about that piece is available here on the journal’s website.
3. Nova et Vetera (Vol. 20, No. 1) has published my translation of the Italian article “I manoscritti delle lezioni di Joseph Ratzinger sulla dottrina della creazione” by Fr. Santiago Sanz of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The piece, in English entitled “The Manuscripts of Joseph Ratzinger’s Lectures on the Doctrine of Creation,” presents heretofore-unpublished insights into the relationship of faith and science that young Professor Ratzinger delivered to his students across Germany between 1958-1976 and which would later prove seminal for the development of Benedict’s thought during his tenure as cardinal and pope. I make extensive use of these lecture notes in my forthcoming book From the Dust of the Earth, which will be published soon. In the meantime, here’s the link on Amazon…