"It is illoyal to God not to develop scientific knowledge."
"Existential Thinking in American Theology"
Religion in Life
"[A condition of historical freedom] is the freedom for autonomous creativity (autonomous in traditional and only meaningful sense of following the laws embodied in things themselves without any encroachment either by authorities or by one’s accidental nature), that is, the freedom to follow the objective demands involved in the nature of one’s work, unrestrained by heteronomous demands coming from outside. Every creative work has its structural necessities which follow from its special nature. An artist, for instance, has the freedom for autonomous creativity only if he is free to follow the structural demands, first of his material, second of the forms of his art, and third of the special style he represents. In the same way the scholar must be able to follow the methodological demands of his material without restriction by religious or political powers. And the technical worker must be able to follow the principle of the greatest effect with the smallest means and must not be obliged to suppress or to disturb creative possibilities under the urge of political interests. Wherever this freedom is denied, man is deprived of his self-determination through history. He is enslaved and dehumanized. A judge who is not able to follow his judgment about the law and the special case to be judged has no freedom. ".
"Freedom in the Period of Transformation"
Freedom: Its Meaning