Is there a role for theology in an age of secular science?



Science and theology are often seen as being in conflict with one another, yet in many ways they are strikingly similar intellectual enterprises. Above all, in spite of their many differences, science and theology share a common allegiance to a particular kind of natural knowledge. For both enterprises seek a knowledge of the world and of our place in it which transcends history. By speaking of a knowledge which transcends history, I mean that scientists and theologians formulate propositions about the world which purport to be true for any observer, and not merely for this or that individual, this or that society, or even (bearing in mind the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe) this or that species.


Subjective Experience Foundational Principle Christian Theology Alien Culture Intelligent Life 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonEngland

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