Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology
versão On-line ISSN 1445-7377
versão impressa ISSN 2079-7222
SAVAGE, Allan M. Phenomenological philosophy and Orthodox Christian scientific ecological theology. Indo-Pac. j. phenomenol. (Online) [online]. 2008, vol.8, n.2, pp.1-9. ISSN 1445-7377.
Contemporary philosophy, to be useful to Orthodox Christian theology, must capture the "essence" of the divine and human activity in the world in the scientific sense of Edmund Husserl. Scholastic philosophy is no longer an academically privileged supporter of theology in the interpretation of the universe. In its place, this paper suggests that phenomenological philosophy becomes the unique and transcendent partner, as it were, in the interpretive dialogue. The methodological thinking of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger offers a way of philosophical understanding that is more satisfactory than the traditional scholastic metaphysics in giving meaning to contemporary human experience. A phenomenological eco-theological approach captures the essences of a subject's immediate and holistic perception of the environment.