A teologia e as ciências: caminhos de diálogo e interdisciplinaridade

Translated title of the contribution: Theology and the sciences: paths of dialogue and interdisciplinarity

Álvaro Balsas*

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The enormous cultural influence of science and technology has led to a philosophical view of the world and of life, purely naturalistic and secularist. Such scientific naturalism – supposedly sanctioned by the results of contemporary science and widely spread by some contemporary scientists, the four horsemen of the new atheism, and the formal teaching of the sciences – claims an irreducible incompatibility between science and religious faith and theology. Contrary to this thesis, we argue – from some common features to science and theology – that scientific naturalism offers an opportunity for a complementary, interdisciplinary and fruitful dialogue between the sciences and theology, which allows to establish an inculturation of the Christian faith in today’s scientific culture, as a service to the good of human beings and their “integral ecology”, both in their social relations and in their relationship with Nature.
Translated title of the contributionTheology and the sciences: paths of dialogue and interdisciplinarity
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)2511-2536
Number of pages26
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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