Feast of St. Albert the Great (November 15): Patron Saint of Scientists

Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Albert the Great, one of the patron saints of scientists. I am reblogging this from last year.

Teilhard de Chardin

St. Albert the Great, Patron Saint of Scientists St. Albert the Great, Patron Saint of Scientists

Today is the Feast of St. Albert the Great who, along with St. Dominic, are the patron Saints of scientists.  In honor of this Feast Day, I am going to restate much of what I wrote on August on the Feast Day of St. Dominic. Specifically, it is a perfect opportunity to correct the false but unfortunately common perception that there is a conflict between science and religion.  Part of the reason for that is the poor state of knowledge of both science and theology in the modern world.  One of the purposes of this blog is to promote the mutually reinforcing methods of finding ultimate Truths through faith and science.

Religion in general and Christianity in particular has long been supportive of science, from the beginnings of the modern scientific method in the Middle Ages to the scientific advancements of the…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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One Response to Feast of St. Albert the Great (November 15): Patron Saint of Scientists

  1. sisterdonna says:

    Good to revisit this material again!

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