Vincent Smiles, Theology
This project is a study of Catholic natural theology in an environmentally conscious era. I will explore the complicated relationship between humanity and non-human creation, as well as the impact of this relationship on each of them. To do this, I will begin by looking at the historical background of the rise of science as viewed through the lens of Christian philosophy. Next, I will analyze the Catholic response to an increasingly secular view of nature by analyzing papal encyclicals, modern philosophers, and Catholic theologians. Lastly, I will interject my own stances regarding Catholic ethics in relation to the environment, as well as, give some insight into what the Church can do to advance ethical environmental policies.
Miles, John, "Co-Created and Co-Creator?" (2019). Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day. 72.