Laboratorio: Ripensare il principio di creazione. Percorsi teologici in ascolto dell’istanza scientifica.
Beginning with the analysis of the thought of four contemporary theologians on the principle of creation as seen in dialogue with the most recent results and perspectives emerging within the natural sciences, the article highlights several epistemological and methodological questions regarding interdisciplinary dialogue. A comparison of the various models of interaction between theology and science indicates some interesting commonalities of approach and, at the same time, opens up possible lines of development that theology could follow profitably. In a ‘historicalevolutionary’ cosmological context this means, in particular, developing the possibilities of a trinitarian hermeneutic of the principle of creation: a Creator- creature relation capable of holding together God’s immanence and transcendence, a possible rethinking of the ontology of the real, the recuperation and valuing of the idea of creation as the continuous act of God. The article concludes with a brief look at the role of ‘mystical subjectivity’ in elaborating a theology of creation that uses an ‘agapeic form of thought’ capable of expressing in human language the knowledge of God proper to creatures.