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Scott D. G. Ventureyra
Carleton University (PhD)
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    Thomas Aquinas’s Understanding of Faith & Reason: Jacques Maritain and Norman Geisler in Dialogue.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2023 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 24 (38):1-19.
    This article examines the thoughts and works of Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain and evangelical philosopher Norman Geisler in light of their understanding of Thomas Aquinas’s view of faith and reason.
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    Relinquishing Rights and Freedoms Under the Guise of Health Safety.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2022 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 38:29-53.
    Ronald Reagan, in his inaugural address as the Governor of California on January 5th, 1967, poignantly stated the following on the fragility of freedom: -/- "Perhaps you and I have lived too long with this miracle to properly be appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a (...)
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    Who is the God at the Heart of Suffering? An Explanation of Suffering as Caused by Natural and Moral Evil.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2016 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 17 (19):1-14.
    This paper will examine the problem of suffering as it arises from both moral and natural evil through a Christian philosophical and theological perspective. Suffering throughout our planet is pervasive. We all experience it in one form or another. In western culture, we are bombarded, through the media with the terrible tragedies that occur in our home country and abroad. Inevitably we ask ourselves, the following question, as Professor Ramon Martinez, probes into his book, Sin and Evil, “Why does God (...)
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    The Deconstructing of Deconstructionism - Peterson vs Derrida.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2017 - Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions 13 (1):171-194.
    In this paper, I wish to reflect upon the insistence on the use of gender neutral language and its implications for freedom of speech in Canada. There has been much controversy in Canada over recent legislation that adds gender expression and gender identity as protected grounds under the Canada Human Rights Act- i.e. Bill C-16, Jordan B. Peterson, Professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, has expressed his dissatisfaction with Bill C-16 and its implications for free speech. Peterson argues (...)
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    Science and Christian Spirituality: The Relationship Between Christian Spirituality and Biological Evolution.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 16 (43):1-20.
    Many different aspects of science intersect with Christian spirituality. Some of these points of intersection are apparent in astronomy, cosmology, quantum physics, genetics, neuroscience, organic evolution, chemical evolution, technological advances, and environmental science. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between organic evolution and Christian spirituality. It is important to note that Christian spirituality has varying significances throughout Christendom. For the purpose of this paper, I will treat Christian spirituality as the study of the experience of Christian (...)
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    Teilhard's Dangerous Theological Errors.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2017 - Fidelitas 10 (1):27-48.
    This article explores various issues with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's theology including his view of God, his articulation of a "new religion," and his thoughts about transhumanism. This article published is a commemoration of Monsignor Vincent Foy's contributions to Catholic thought. -/- After having examined many of Teilhard's writings and commentaries that have been articulated by both supporters and detractors, I am persuaded that one should not take an all-or-nothing approach to Teilhard (or any other thinker for that matter). The (...)
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    Augustine as an Apologist: Is Confessions Apologetic in Nature?Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 16 (32):1-34.
    This paper explores the apologetic nature of Augustine’s Confessions. It first takes a brief look at Augustine’s intricate view of the relationship between faith and reason, in order to provide a background to his employment of apologetic elements throughout Confessions. Both positive and negative apologetic elements are examined throughout the paper. Some positive apologetic elements include Augustine’s presentation of the implied ontological argument, the cosmological argument, the teleological argument, the argument from the experience of beauty, and the demonstration of the (...)
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  8. An analysis of St. Anselm's De Casu Diaboli in Light of the Evolution of Thought on the Conceptualization of Satan & Demons Throughout History.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 16 (28):1-21.
    This paper will explore the evolution of the conceptions of Satan (the devil), and demons throughout the past 3,000 years, in light of an in-depth study of St. Anselm of Canterbury’s medieval text, The Fall of Satan (De Casu Diaboli). Anselm’s brilliant work, De Casu Diaboli, has inspired much reflection into not just the nature of angels and demons but also into our own. It is worth noting that, it is impossible to exhaustively cover a 3,000-year period on such a (...)
     
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  9. COVID-19: A Dystopian Delusion: Examining the Machinations of Governments, Health Organizations, the Globalist Elites, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and the Legacy Media.Scott D. G. Ventureyra (ed.) - 2022 - Ottawa, ON, Canada: True Freedom Press.
    Since March of 2020, the world has been brought to its knees by unscientific and unethical mandates. These mandates have destroyed the world economy and the lives of countless innocent individuals. The “cure” that has been offered by medical bureaucrats and politicians has been more deadly than the disease (COVID-19). The imposition of ludicrous lockdowns, mask-wearing, coerced vaccination, and vaccine passports have not only proved to be ineffective, but also much more harmful than SARS-CoV-2 and all its variants. COVID-19 has (...)
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    JOHN PHILOPONUS CONTRA ARISTOTLE: The Emergence of Consciousness in Light of Contemporary Cosmology and Philosophy.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2020 - Science Et Esprit 72 (1-2):137-156.
    The objective of this paper is to examine the thought of John Philoponus contra Aristotle, as it pertains to consciousness and its emergence, in light of both contemporary cosmology and philosophy. It will be argued that in an eternal universe the emergence of consciousness is an impossibility. The inspiration for this line of reasoning is found in Philoponus’ sixth century arguments against Aristotle on the eternity of the world. It will be shown that much of Philoponus’ argumentation is corroborated by (...)
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  11. Making Sense of Nonsense: Navigating Through the West's Current Quagmire.Scott D. G. Ventureyra (ed.) - 2022 - Ottawa, ON, Canada: True Freedom Press.
    In recent years, there has been a concerted attack on many of the precepts of Western civilization relating to the concept of God, truth, Christianity, morality, sex, the family, and even modern science, especially biology. The concern of this volume is to explore these and other attacks through the tools of philosophy, theology, science, and intuition. It seeks to bring clarity to the ongoing struggle of Western civilization to preserve its values and traditions. -/- The West is crumbling at an (...)
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  12. On the Origin of Consciousness: An Exploration through the lens of the Christian Conception of God and Creation.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2018 - Eugene, OR, USA: Wipf and Stock.
    Have you ever thought about how self-consciousness (self-awareness) originated in the universe? Understanding consciousness is one of the toughest "nuts to crack." In recent years, scientists and philosophers have attempted to provide an answer to this mystery. The reason for this is simply because it cannot be confined to solely a materialistic interpretation of the world. Some scientific materialists have suggested that consciousness is merely an illusion in order to insulate their worldviews. Yet, consciousness is the most fundamental thing we (...)
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    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Unrelenting Nemesis: Wolfgang Smith and His Trenchant Critique of Teilhard's "Scientific Theology".Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Science Et Esprit 67 (1):107-120.
    This critical review focuses on Smith's recent revision of his 1988 book: Teilhard and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Curiously, both the revised and original works have been largely ignored. Unfortunately, sometimes the best way to silence critics is to ignore them. This work will look into some of the primary concepts of Teilhard's "scientific theology" and assess Smith's evaluation, including: evolution, the law of complexity and consciousness, the Creative Union, and (...)
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    Theology's Fruitful Contribution to the Natural Sciences: Robert Russell's 'Creative Mutual Interaction' in Operation With Eschatology, Resurrection and Cosmology.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2009 - Dissertation, University of Ottawa
    The focus of this research paper concerns the dialogue between science and theology. The current state of the dialogue involves a wide range of points of intersection that both pose and provoke questions concerning the very viability and coherence of such a dialogue. In particular, this paper examines the physicist/theologian, Robert John Russell's 'Creative Mutual Interaction' (CMI). The significance of the CMI diagram is that it names the basic interactions between science and theology and theology and science. These interactions are (...)
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  15. The Liturgical Spirituality of Dom Virgil Michel.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2016 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 17 (3):1-7.
    The purpose of this paper is to examine the liturgical spirituality of Virgil Michel through some of the literature he left behind. It is important to note that it would be difficult to derive Virgil Michel’s spirituality, solely from his own works, since the texts in general do not delve deeply into the background and context of his life. This is why secondary sources written about Virgil Michel were also consulted and played a role in the research. Several of his (...)
     
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    Warranted Skepticism? Putting the Center for Inquiry's Rationale to the Test.Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - American Journal of Biblical Theology 16 (36):1-26.
    The aim of this article is to take the Center for Inquiry’s ((CFI) a highly influential organization in the west), mission statement to task with respect to their critique of supposed extraordinary claims through the application of Carl Sagan’s quote: “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Specifically, those which are defensible through rational argumentation (God’s existence) i.e., in order to question whether or not they are actually promoting rigorous critical thought through the utilization of science and reason. A look will be (...)
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    Is Faith in God Reasonable? Debates in Philosophy, Science and Rhetoric. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2017 - Science Et Esprit 69 (3):447-451.
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    The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2014 - Science Et Esprit 66 (3):490-494.
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    God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2014 - Science Et Esprit 66 (3):486-490.
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    God? Very Probably: Five Rational Ways to Think about the Question of God. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2019 - Science Et Esprit 71 (1):129-132.
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    Scratching the Surface: A Review of Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion & Naturalism. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2014 - Convivium 3 (16):38-40.
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    Overturning Stumbling Blocks: A Review of A Reasonable Response Answers to Tough Questions on: God, Christianity and the Bible. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2014 - Convivium 3 (14):38-39.
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    12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2018 - Crisis Magazine.
    This link contains two reviews of Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life. My review is the second one.
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    Junking the Myth: A Review of The Myth of Junk DNA. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2012 - Canadian Observer 2 (1):53-55.
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    The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Science Et Esprit 67 (2):304-308.
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    Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2016 - Science Et Esprit 68 (2-3):404-409.
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    Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2017 - Science Et Esprit 69 (2):289-292.
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    Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Science Et Esprit 67 (1):126-130.
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    Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2014 - Science Et Esprit 66 (3):473-475.
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    The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Science Et Esprit 67 (2):294-297.
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    The Big Questions: Mind. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2016 - Science Et Esprit 68 (2-3):409-413.
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    The Evolution Revolution: Why Thinking People Are Rethinking the Theory of Evolution. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Science Et Esprit 67 (2):297-303.
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    The Intolerance of Tolerance. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2016 - Science Et Esprit 68 (1):133-137.
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    Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. [REVIEW]Scott D. G. Ventureyra - 2015 - Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 44 (4):547-549.