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Scire Project

The Dynamic Theodicy Model: understanding God, Evil and Evolution

Seminar in Rome

Seminar in Rome 792 388 SCIRE

On the anniversary of Copernicus’ birth, prof. Piotr Roszak conducted a seminar for professors from the Pontifical University…

Rijeka Scientific Bridges – conference

Rijeka Scientific Bridges – conference 495 400 SCIRE

On November 16-17, 2023 in Rijeka we will begin International Scientific Conference “Pain and suffering: from problematic experience…

Conference in Toruń, 2023 (summary)

Conference in Toruń, 2023 (summary) 150 150 SCIRE

“Pain – Punishment or the Strength of Life?” (Lecture by prof. Horvat)

“Pain – Punishment or the Strength of Life?” (Lecture by prof. Horvat) 2048 1356 SCIRE

Associate Professor Dr. Saša Horvat, a member of the team, delivered a lecture titled Pain – Punishment or the Strength…

Project description

The “dynamic theodicy model” recognizes the fact that theodicy needs to engage with the scientific discoveries, especially from the fields of biology and physics. The aim of our research is to provide a fundamental structure of the DT model. By bridging natural sciences, philosophy and theology we will develop a contemporary perspective on the issue of values (good and evil) in the natural world, that can inform theodicy.

Executive summary

The aim of the project is to develop the “dynamic theodicy model” (DT model) that will address one of the most challenging questions: if God is infinitely good, how can there be so much pain and suffering in the evolutionary path of the human beings?

How did it come that evolution developed cognitive mechanisms that produce behaviour that is evil or morally bad, causing pain and suffering to so many?

The primary activities are developed in perspective of two questions: how can we understand pain and suffering in evolutionary terms and how can we develop a theodicy that would reflectively incorporate scientific insights?

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