Uma leitura teológica do cosmos
: Adolphe Gesché e a teologia da criação

  • Fábio José Santos Alexandre (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


“We mourn a world without God. Could it be that we may have been thinking too much about God without the world?”. This sentence from Gesché is particularly enlightening of his theological interpretation of the cosmos and of how it has been thought of in an isolated way from the divinity that created it. The cosmos is an independent instance from God and Man, but simultaneously, complementary. From this complementarity the following questions rise: What place does the cosmos have in the knowledge of God and Man himself? What importance do conservation and care have in the theology of creation? Faced with the need for a growing human care for nature, the present dissertation intendeds to deepen the theological reading of the cosmos formulated by Gesché and, from it, take consequences for the sense of preservation of the cosmos entrusted to Humankind. Preservation that goes beyond the simple environmentalist thought, to assume implications in the vocational fulfilment of the humankind, meaning, becoming similar to God.
Date of Award7 Apr 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAlexandre Palma (Supervisor)


  • Gesché
  • God
  • Human being
  • Cosmos
  • Creation


  • Mestrado Integrado em Teologia

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