We have considered several arguments for the irrelevance of natural science to theology, and have found that none establishes the thesis that there are no significant ways in which the one bears on the other. It would be foolish to say that all possible, or even that all extant, arguments for this thesis have been treated. But the ones discussed seem to be fair representatives of the main types that have been put forward. The widespread belief that theologians should, or can safely, ignore the findings of the natural sciences thus appears to have quite shaky foundations.
KeywordsReligious Doctrine Religious Thought Liberal Interpretation Scientific Belief Shaky Foundation
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- 1.Alfred North Whitehead, Science and the Modern World (New York: The Free Press, 1967; first published, 1925), p. 189.Google Scholar