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The BioLogos Forum is designed to foster a serious and comprehensive discussion of Christian faith and the sciences. We believe that charitable engagement of different perspectives within the Church helps sharpen our thinking and deepen our commitment to the truth that is hidden in Christ. So while many of the articles and videos under the distinctive Forum banner come from BioLogos staff and Senior Fellows, we feature a range of voices, including those that disagree with us and with each other. Unless otherwise noted, views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here, and join the conversation in the comments section at the end of each post.

Austriaco, Nicanor Pier Giorgio

Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P.

Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biology and an Instructor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. and his Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. His NIH-funded laboratory at Providence College is investigating the genetic regulation of programmed cell death using the yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, as model organisms (http://www.austriacolab.com). His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press.

Why All Christians Should Heed Pope Francis’ Call to “Care for Our Common Home”

1 Part Series: Responding to "Laudato Si'" by Pope Francis

Pope Francis's June 2015 encyclical has stirred international conversation on how science and faith come together on the question of ecology and climate change. This short series features several responses from friends of BioLogos, including world-renowned Christian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. The series concludes with closing thoughts by BioLogos content manager Jim Stump.
June 19, 2015 
Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Katharine Hayhoe, Ed Maurer 
Creation Care 
 
St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fittingness of Evolutionary Creation, Part 1

2 Part Series: St. Thomas Aquinas and the Fittingness of Evolutionary Creation

December 30, 2013 
Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. 
Evolution & Christian Faith project, History of Life 
 
On the Evolution of the Imago Dei: Insights from St. Thomas Aquinas

On the Evolution of the Imago Dei: Insights from St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas helps us understand how the image of God in man might have developed through evolution.
February 15, 2015 
Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. 
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Human Origins, Image of God 
 
Pope Francis on Evolution, Creation, and Magic

Pope Francis on Evolution, Creation, and Magic

Pope Francis is reiterating a basic claim in Catholic Christianity: If one acknowledges that God creates by giving creatures not only their existence but also their natures, one can reconcile an evolutionary worldview with the Christian faith.
November 06, 2014 
Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P. 
Christian Unity, Divine Action & Purpose, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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