When I consider the heavens…

May 2, 2012

Our good friend, Adam Hincks, S.J., has an article in the Jesuit weekly America in which he reflects on the relationship between contemporary cosmology and Christian faith:

Through much of Western history, it was thought that the motions of the heavens were regular and unchanging. The Christian notion that the cosmos had a beginning in time had to be accepted as an article of faith. With the advent of the Big Bang theory, it might seem that science corroborates revelation, but it is not that simple.

The article is temporarily available to non-subscribers. Read the whole thing.

(Hat-tip: Ibo et Non Redibo)

4 Responses to “When I consider the heavens…”

  1. Vince Says:

    I look forward to reading this! I hope Regis College has a ping pong table for you, Adam! 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!

  2. Jim Says:

    Very nice article Adam–much to ponder. I’d gone to a talk by a confrere of yours this winter, Guy Consolmagno, which came to very similar conclusions. Must be a school of Jesuit cosmology somewhere 😉 I always find it noteworthy how physics seems to open up room for wonder while so much of the social sciences seem dedicated to closing it off.

  3. Mac Says:

    Excellent piece, and encouraging in another way: I was saying to my wife just a day or two ago that the Jesuits should not be written off, as some are inclined to think.

  4. cburrell Says:

    We know some wonderful young Jesuits. The Society, despite its well-known problems, should certainly not be written off.

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