Thomas Aquinas Fellow in Theology and Science at Blackfriars, Oxford
Paper: "After Darwin, Aquinas: A Universe Created and Evolving"
William E. Carroll is Thomas Aquinas Fellow in Theology and Science at Blackfriars, Oxford and a member of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Oxford. He is a European intellectual historian and historian of science whose research and teaching concern 1) the reception of Aristotelian science in mediaeval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, and the development of the doctrine of creation, and 2) the encounter between Galileo and the Inquisition. He has also written extensively on the ways in which mediaeval discussions of the relationship among the natural sciences, philosophy, and theology can be useful in contemporary questions arising from developments in biology and cosmology. He is the co-author of Aquinas on Creation (1997), and the author of La Creación y las Ciencias Naturales: Actualidad de Santo Tomás de Aquino (2003) and of Galileo: Science and Faith (2009).