Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P.


Emergence and Divine Action: An Alternative to Panentheism. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2021.

Emergence: Towards a New Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2019.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Does God Create through Evolution? A Thomistic Perspective” Theology and Science (first-online version:

“The Image of God in Western (Christian) Panentheism: A Critical Evaluation from the Point of View of Classical Theism” Sophia (first-online version:

„Ewolucja a dzieło stworzenia — odpowiedź na polemikę Michała Chaberka z teistycznym ewolucjonizmem” (Evolution and Creation – A Response to Michał Chaberek’s Polemics with Theistic Evolutionism) Roczniki Filozoficzne (Annals of Philosophy) 68 (4) 2020: 217-249.

“Special Issue of Scientia et Fides on Evolution – Introduction” Scientia et Fides: Philosophical and Theological Aspects of Evolution, guest editor: Mariusz Tabaczek 8 (2) 2020: 7-12.

Tabaczek M. (2020) Emergence. In: Glăveanu V.P. (eds) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

“The Metaphysics of Evolution: From Aquinas’s Interpretation of Augustine’s Concept of Rationes Seminales to the Contemporary Thomistic Account of Species Transformism.” Nova et Vetera 18 (3) 2020: 945-972.

“Rola przyczynowości w naukowych modelach wyjaśniania w kontekście powrotu do klasycznej koncepcji działania Boga w świecie” (“The Role of Causality in Scientific Models of Explanation in the Context of the Retrieval of the Classical Concept of Divine Action”). Scientia et Fides 8(1) 2020: 41-73.

“Posłowie” w Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco OP, James Brent OP, Thomas Davenport OP, John Baptist Ku OP, Ewolucja w świetle wiary, 225-246 Poznań: W drodze, 2019. (“Afterword” in the Polish translation of Thomistic Evolution: A Catholic Approach To Understanding Evolution In The Light Of Faith by Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., James Brent, O.P., Thomas Davenport O.P., John Baptist Ku O.P. Providence, RI: Cluny Media, 2016).

“A Trace of Similarity within Even Greater Dissimilarity: Thomistic Foundations of Erich Przywara’s Teaching on Analogy” Forum Philosophicum 23 (1) 2018: 95-132. (published in 2019).

“What Do God and Creatures Really Do in an Evolutionary Change? Divine Concurrence and Transformism from the Thomistic Perspective.” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 93 (1) 2019: 445-482.

Vacuum Genesis oraz spontaniczne powstanie wszechświata z niczego a klasyczna koncepcja przyczynowości oraz stworzenia ex nihilo” (Vacuum Genesis and Spontaneous Emergence of the universe from Nothing in Reference to the Classical Notion of Causality and Creation ex nihilo) Scientia et Fides 7 (1) 2019: 127-162.

“Classical and Contemporary Hylomorphism and Human Soul” (“Klasyczny i współczesny hylemorfizm a dusza ludzka”). Journal article in Polish, published in Roczniki Filozoficzne (Annals of Philosophy) 67 (1) 2019, 147-176.

„Czy współczesne nauki przyrodnicze mogą inspirować filozoficzny i teologiczny namysł nad przyczynowością?” (“Can Contemporary Science Inspire a Philosophical and Theological Reflection on Causality?”) Scientia et Fides 6 (2) 2018, 147-180.

“Does Science allow for Divine Action?” („Czy nauki przyrodnicze dopuszczają działanie Boga w świecie?”) Conference presentation in Polish, published in: Nad przepaścią: Człowiek wobec granic i osobliwości świata, red. Bartłomiej K. Krzych, 65-85. Siemianowice Śląskie: Fundacja „Dzień dobry! Kolektyw kultury”, 2018 (electronic version:

Henry, John and Mariusz Tabaczek. “Causation.” In Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction, ed. Gary B. Ferngren, 377-394. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Harris, Steven J. and Mariusz Tabaczek. “Roman Catholicism since Trent.” In Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction, ed. Gary B. Ferngren, 251-267. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

“Aristotelian Complement to the Metaphysics of Incompleteness: Philosophical and Theological Reflections on Deacon and Cashman’s Project.” Theology and Science 14 (2016), 456-463.

“Emergence and Downward Causation Reconsidered in Terms of the Aristotelian-Thomistic View of Causation and Divine Action.” Scientia et Fides 4 (2016), 115-149.

“Thomistic Response to the Theory of Evolution: Aquinas on Natural Selection and the Perfection of the Universe.” Theology and Science 13 (2015), 325-344.

“An Aristotelian Account of Evolution and the Contemporary Philosophy of Biology.” In The 1st Virtual International Conference on the Dialogue between Science and Theology. Dialogo Conf 2014: Cosmology, Life & Anthropology, edited by Cosmin Tudor Ciocan and Anton Lieskovský, 57-69. Zilina: Publishing Institution of the University of Zilina, 2014.

“Hegel and Whitehead: In Search for Sources of Contemporary Versions of Panentheism in Science/Theology Dialogue.” Theology and Science 11 (2013), 143-161.

“The Metaphysics of Downward Causation: Rediscovering the Formal Cause.” Zygon 48 (2013), 380-404.

“Obraz Boga w ‘erze nauki’. Krytyczne spojrzenie na teizm Arthura Peacocke’a” (“God’s Image in a ‘Scientific Age:’ A Critical evaluation of Arthur Peacocke’s Theism”), Przegląd Tomistyczny [Polish Thomistic Review], vol. XV (2009), 317-345.

Book Reviews

Gerard Verschuuren Aquinas and Modern Science. A New Synthesis of Faith & Reason Kettering, OH: Angelico Press, 2016. Theology and Science 16 (2018), 364-368.

Gregory T. Doolan Aquinas on the Divine Ideas as Exemplar Causes Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008. Theology and Science 14 (2016), 387-389.

John Dudley, Aristotle’s Concept of Chance: Accidents, Cause, Necessity, and Determinism. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 87 (2013), 779-81.

Michael J. Dodds, O.P. Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science & Thomas Aquinas. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. Theology and Science 11 (2013), 164-66.

Popular science

3 episodes of “Teofil Podcast” (in Polish) on (1) Evolution and Christian Faith, (2) Anthropogenesis (Biological/Evolutionary and Theological) and Transhumanism, and (3) What Does the Church Say about Evolution?

Radio Maria Science & Faith is back: Season 2 – “Reductionism” – a conversation with Prof. Wilson Poon.

A series of 5 popular articles (in Polish) on the foundations of theological anthropology for the website (1) The foundations of the Christian understanding of human nature (2) What is human soul? (3) Where do human souls come from? (4) Immortality of the human soul and resurrection (5) Genetic defects: A challenge to the Christian understanding of human nature.

“„Z okazji roku Józefa Innocentego Marii Bocheńskiego” („On the Occasion of the Year of Józef Innocenty Maria Bocheński”) Pauza Akademicka 524 (2020): 1-2.