Implications for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life: A Theological Approach

Losch, Andreas; Krebs, Andreas Otto (2015). Implications for the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life: A Theological Approach. Theology and Science, 13(2), pp. 230-244. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/14746700.2015.1023522

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Recent remarks of Pope Francis spark anew an important discussion: are we alone in the Universe? The article follows traces of the idea of extraterrestrial life throughout philosophy, evaluates the current considerations about the probability of extraterrestrial life and discusses the potential implications for the discovery of such life from a theological point of view. This “thought experiment” covers basic insights on creation, revelation and redemption.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Old Catholic Theology [discontinued]
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Losch, Andreas and Krebs, Andreas Otto

Subjects:

200 Religion > 280 Christian denominations
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
500 Science > 520 Astronomy

ISSN:

1474-6719; 1474-6700

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Losch

Date Deposited:

07 May 2015 16:27

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2016 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14746700.2015.1023522

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.68030

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/68030

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