Orthodox theology and science

  1. Lemma
  2. Teologie ortodoxa si stiinta
  3. Romanian
  4. Lemeni, Nicolae Adrian - Ionescu, Razvan Andrei
  5. Concepts of knowledge and modes of reasoning - Modes of interaction - Various approaches to the problem of correlation between science and theology - Orthodox theological tradition and practice > Patristic studies - Concepts of knowledge and modes of reasoning > Orthodox gnosiology
  6. 2006
  7. Orthodox theology and science - Bucharest: Institutul Biblic si de Misiune al Bisericii Ortodoxe Romane, 2006.
  8. dialogue between science and Orthodoxy - Scientific research - science and spirituality - Fathers of the Church - theoria (contemplation) - epistemology
    1. This book was conceived as a guide to achieving a constructive dialogue between science and theology. The authors, Razvan Andrei Ionescu and Adrian Nicolae Lemeni, take important steps towards promoting a new vision, as an authentic theoria, meant to contribute to the apologetic purpose of this dialogue. Both of them are scientists and theologians. They formulate their thoughts from a neopatristic perspective and recover for us the indispensable theoria of the Fathers of the Church, as those who have fully integrated the science of their time into a perception of the spiritual reality. The authors emphasize the ecclesial character of theological knowledge and develop a philosophical epistemology that successfully mediates between scientific research and theological experience. In the first part of the book, the authors come up with a definition of the science and of its object, to which they add a brief history. "Science represents the body of knowledge having its determined and recognized object and its own a method for the development of knowledge. It is the organized field of knowledge. It is accurate, universal and verifiable knowledge, expressed by laws. As any approach to knowledge, science requires: - an object of knowledge (physical universe, nature); - a connoisseur (the man); - a method of knowledge development (scientific method of knowledge). Science fundamentally differentiates itself from other ways of knowing through its method, as a result of an evolutionary historical process, which presupposed the continuous and critical efficiency of the investigative approach in order to obtain maximum objectivity.