On neuroscience and individualism in Advent

On neuroscience and individualism in Advent December 6, 2018

The Nativity is astonishing. Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born of a woman. The King of the Universe entered the world as a fragile infant, a bundle of needs who was utterly dependent on his mother. What a terrifying fact. The vulnerability of Our Savior’s gestation and early life is enough to take your breath away.

Madonna and Child with the Book, Raphael, 1503

The Advent and Christmas seasons are an invitation for us to examine our own dependence on relationships of love, a dependence that is constitutive of our lives. In reflecting on the method through which Christ came into the world, we can enter more deeply into this aspect of our creation in his image and likeness.

— from my Advent essay for Notre Dame’s Church Life Journal. Find the rest here.

This is just one example among many in which neuroscience can enrich and contribute to theology.

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