Scientific versus revealed data
Scientific data versus revealed data: does Genesis have anything to contribute to 21st century science?
seminar from group Science, Reason and Faith.
Pablo Edo. Pamplona, May 25, 2022
Pablo Edo is Adjunct Professor of Sacred Scripture in the School of Theology of the University of Navarra (UN). graduate in Philology Hispanic by the Complutense University of Madrid and doctor in Biblical Theology by the UN with award extraordinary in 2007. Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford (2011-2012). He currently teaches teaching on the New Testament at the UN and at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences. He has also taught subject "Introduction to Christianity" to students of various science Degrees at UN. Among his publications we can highlight: The Gospel of Peter. Bilingual edition and commentary, Sígueme, Salamanca 2015, 158 pp; El Evangelio a cuatro voces. Una guide de lectura para gente con inquietudes, Eunsa, Pamplona, 2011, 141 pp.; El lenguaje de las vestiduras en el cuarto evangelio, Eunsa, Pamplona, 2009, 272, pp.; Amor al natural. Una carta de tú a tú, Cobel Ediciones, Murcia, 2019, 64 pp.
With the great scientific advances, and the numerous discoveries of paleontology and the Genetics, it is worth asking whether the ancient religious cosmogony of Genesis still has something to contribute to the discussion that science has raised about the origin of man or, on the contrary, if it would not be wiser to withdraw modestly from the academic field with its mythical language, useful for the homiletic genre and pious exhortation.
With a series of texts and brief audiovisual material, I intend to demonstrate that Genesis produced the greatest leap of knowledge in history, and that it is more topical than it is ordinarily granted. Finally, I will try to clarify what exactly the Church says today about the origin of man.