Ignacio Silva

Ignacio Silva

Ignacio Silva

Oxford University

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Ignacio Silva is a Research Fellow at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at Oxford University. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford for his work on divine action. Silva is a co-director of “Science and Religion in Latin America,” a three-year research project at the Ian Ramsey Centre that aims to promote and document inquiry on science-and-religion in that region. Silva has written two books: Saint Thomas Aquinas: On the Unity of the Intellect Against Averroists and Indeterminism in Nature and Quantum Mechanics: Werner Heisenberg and Thomas Aquinas.

Silva has written several scholarly essays, including “Thomas Aquinas Holds Fast: Objections to Aquinas within Today’s Debate on Divine Action,” which analyzes problems with the arguments for and against Thomistic accounts of divine action, and “John Polkinghorne on Divine Action: a Coherent Theological Evolution,” which examines Polkinghorne’s account of divine action. Silva’s doctoral thesis, “Divine Action in Nature. Thomas Aquinas and the Contemporary Debate,” highlights modern issues with divine action in contrast to the viewpoint of Thomas Aquinas.