HomeTambaravol. 28 no. 1 (2011)

The God Question in Contemporary Physics

Daniel J. Mcnamara

Discipline: Physics, Religion



St. Ignatius ends his Spiritual exercises with a prayer concerned with “finding God in all things.” For him this was not a difficult exercise. We may say, of course, that it was not difficult because he was a mystic. Yet even as a mystic his finding of God built upon his human consciousness and, thus, on his basic human knowledge. After his theological studies at the University of Paris, his human knowledge of God incorporated the medieval European view, which saw God as Creator and Redeemer. This, in turn, was compatible with the understanding of the physical world of the time—an earth-centered Universe with humankind at the center of a static earth, about which revolved the rest of creation.