publication . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . Other literature type . Book . 1999

Religion and Science

John Henry;
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  • Published: 11 Jun 1999 Journal: Philosophy, volume 4, pages 39-49 (issn: 0031-8191, eissn: 1469-817X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Philosophical discussion of the relation between modern science and religion has tended to focus on Christianity, because of its dominance in the West. The relations between science and Christianity have been too complex to be described by the ‘warfare’ model popularized by A.D. White (1896) and J.W. Draper (1874). An adequate account of the past two centuries requires a distinction between conservative and liberal positions. Conservative Christians tend to see theology and science as partially intersecting bodies of knowledge. God is revealed in ‘two books’: the Bible and nature. Ideally, science and theology ought to present a single, consistent account of rea...
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free text keywords: Philosophy, Multidisciplinary, Religious studies, Education, Development, Business and International Management, Sociology and Political Science, Civil religion, Anthropology of religion, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, Sociology, Political science of religion, Lived religion, Comparative theology, Religious studies, Theology, Ex nihilo, Natural theology, Prima facie, Political science, Image of God, Faith, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Atheism, Epistemology, Obscurantism, Ignorance, Cognition, Rationality, Magic (paranormal), Philosophy, Secularism, Belief system, Social science, Fanaticism, Relationship between religion and science, Secularization, Scientism, Christianity, Environmental ethics, Intellectual history, Historiography, History, Late Antiquity, Galileo (satellite navigation), symbols.namesake, symbols, Middle Ages, Copernican Revolution, Darwinism, Sociology of scientific knowledge
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