SCOTT D. G. VENTUREYRA
THEOLOGIAN & PHILOSOPHER
Scott Ventureyra completed his PhD in theology at Carleton University/Dominican University College in Ottawa. His work in theology is philosophically informed. He has written in the domains of philosophical theology, systematic theology, natural theology and philosophy of religion. While incorporating all these domains of thought, he has focused on the science-theology interaction. These are the areas he concentrated on throughout both his undergraduate and graduate studies in theology. Dr. Ventureyra has also completed a bachelor in social sciences with a specialization in economics. In recent years, he has spent a significant amount of time thinking and writing about cultural issues. He has published in academic journals such as Science et Esprit, The American Journal of Biblical Theology, Studies in Religion, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review and Maritain Studies. He has also written for magazines such as Crisis, Convivium and Catholic Insight, and newspapers such as The National Post, City Light News, The Ottawa Citizen and The Times Colonist. He has presented his research at conferences around North America including the Science of Consciousness in Tucson, Arizona. His first book was published on November 29, 2018 and is titled: On the Origin of Consciousness: An Exploration through the Lens of the Christian Conception of God and Creation published with Wipf and Stock. He has served as the secretary-treasurer of The Canadian Jacques Maritain Association/l'association canadienne Jacques-Maritain since 2015. He has also served on the editorial board of The American Journal of Biblical Theology since 2016.
He is very fortunate to have a caring family and good friends. He is the proud father of a special little girl.
He enjoys playing tennis and squash when time permits. From spring to fall, he teaches several hours of tennis a week. He enjoys traveling, attending concerts, trying new foods, listening to a wide range of music, reflecting on intellectual debates, and watching movies and documentaries.