Unpublished Papers

unpublished

I will upload here my papers that I wrote during my studies and those summarizing my research, which – for any reason – were not published. I believe they might be useful for the people interested in the topics I’m writing about. I will upload them in the pdf version.

From Spinoza to Hegel – a Foundation of Contemporary Panentheism Applied to the Science/Theology Dialogue

Published on Academia.edu

Abstract: In recent years, the concept of panentheism has become one of the most influential methodological frameworks among authors contributing to the science/theology debate in the Anglo-American context. However, a deep and well-weighed study of its philosophical foundations is still lacking. Moreover, a more critical evaluation of its legitimacy within theological reflection in the context of natural science is needed. The aim of this article is twofold. First, I present an analysis of a critical shift in metaphysics and the philosophy of God: I trace the origin of modern panentheism, the trajectory from Spinoza to Hegel, from substance to subject, from ontologically independent to an evolving God. Secondly, I refer to Barbour, Peacocke and Clayton and try to reveal crucial problems that challenge their versions of panentheism, as well as the one presented by Hegel. I claim that they all fail to express properly God’s transcendence. I argue from the position of classical theism.

 

Can we Give God a Name? Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth’s Teaching on Analogy

Published on Academia.edu

Abstract: In recent years, the concept of panentheism has become one of the most influential methodological frameworks among authors contributing to the science/theology debate in the Anglo-American context. However, a deep and well-weighed study of its philosophical foundations is still lacking. Moreover, a more critical evaluation of its legitimacy within theological reflection in the context of natural science is needed. The aim of this article is twofold. First, I present an analysis of a critical shift in metaphysics and the philosophy of God: I trace the origin of modern panentheism, the trajectory from Spinoza to Hegel, from substance to subject, from ontologically independent to an evolving God. Secondly, I refer to Barbour, Peacocke and Clayton and try to reveal crucial problems that challenge their versions of panentheism, as well as the one presented by Hegel. I claim that they all fail to express properly God’s transcendence. I argue from the position of classical theism.

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