Yiftach Fehige

Professor for philosophy and theology, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
November 2019

Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»One versus The Many? On Scientific Monism and Religious Pluralism«

Project outline:
I work on pluralism in science and religion. Philosophy of science has taken a pluralistic turn recently. In discussions about the relationship between science and religion, however, scientific monism is still the default position. The aim of the research project is to confront theological discussions about religious pluralism with accounts of scientific pluralism. Religious pluralism as intended in the project means both diversity of religions and diversity within religions. Three phenomena of religious pluralism are of particular interest: the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, the ecclesiological diversity in Christianity, and the theological heterogeneity of the Bible. (Yiftach Fehige)

Research partner:
Yiftach Fehige follows an invitation of Heiko Schulz (Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Goethe University) and the University's research center »Theologie als Wissenschaft«.

Scholarly profile of Yiftach Fehige

Yiftach Fehige is professor for Christianity and Science at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He received a Ph.D. in Logic and Philosophy of Science in 2004. In 2011 he earned a doctorate in systematic theology.

More information about Yiftach Fehige can be found here.

Main areas of research:
Christianity and Science, Thought Experiments, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, General Philosophy of Science

Selected publications:
  1. (Editor with James R. Brown and Micheal T. Stuart) The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments, London New York: Routledge 2018.
  2. (Editor) Science and Religion: East and West, New Delhi, London, New York: Routledge 2016.
  3. »Atheism vs. Atheism in the Encounter between Science and Religion: A Post-Metaphysical Exploration«, in: Philosophy, Theology, and the Sciences (in print).
  4. »Moving Beyond Secularism: A ›Lutheran‹ Reading of the Cosmology of Thomas Nagel«, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 60 (2018), pp. 1-26.
  5. »Super Miracles & the Supreme Rationality of the Christian Faith«, in: Toronto Journal of Theology (Supplement 1) (2017), pp 39-61.
  6. »Intellectual Tennis without a Net? Thought Experiments and Theology«, in: Theology and Science 12 (2014), pp. 377-394.
  7. »Towards a Theology of Sexual Diversity: A Tightrope Walk between Christianity and Science«, in: Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 48 (2013), pp. 35-59.
  8. Das Offenbarungsparadox. Zur Dialogfähigkeit von Juden und Christen [The paradox of revelation: On the possiblility of dialogue between Jews and Christians], Vol 34 of Studies in Judaism and Christianity, Paderborn: Schönigh, 2012.