Dr William Carroll

Blackfriars
Phone: 07865 278441
Email: william.carroll@theology.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

The reception of Aristotelian science in mediaeval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity and the development of the doctrine of creation ex nihilo -- and the appropriation of mediaeval discussions of creation and the natural sciences to contemporary science.

Galileo and the Inquisition.

Publications:

Aquinas on Creation (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1997), co-author with Steven E. Baldner

La Creación y las Ciencias Naturales: Actualidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino (Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2003)

Creation and Science (London: CTS, 2011)

"At the Mercy of Chance? Evolution and the Catholic Tradition," Revue des questions scientifiques 177:2 (2006), 179-204.

"Divine Agency, Contemporary Physics, and the Autonomy of Nature," The Heythrop Journal 49:4 (2008), 582-602.

"Thomas Aquinas on Science, Sacra Doctrina, and Creation" in Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions to 1700, vol. 1, edited by Jitse M van der Meer and Scott Mandelbrote (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

"Creation and the Foundations of Evolution," Angelicum 87 (2010), 45-60.

"The Genesis Machine: Physics and Creation," Modern Age (Winter/Spring 2011), 370-375.

"Evolutionary Biology, Self-organization, and Divine Agency," Euresis Journal, vol. 4 (Winter, 2013), 91-104.

Galileo: Science and Faith (London: CTS, 2009)

"Galileo and Biblical Exegesis," in Largo Campo di Filosofare: Eurosymposium Galileo 2001, edited by José Montesinos y Carlos Solís (Canarias: Fundación Canaria Orotava de Historia de la Ciencia, 2001), 677-691.

"Galileo and the Myth of Heterodoxy," in Heterodoxy in Early Modern Science and Religion, edited by John Brooke and Ian Maclean (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 115-144.


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