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Religion and Scientific Method

  • Robert Crawford

Abstract

At first sight there seems little hope of seeing similarities between science and religion not only because the vocabulary and content are so different but in the light of past conflict. However, it should not be forgotten that Judaism, Christianity and Islam encouraged the development of science by denying, unlike the ancient Greeks and others, that nature was divine; it could then be explored experimentally. With the belief in a rational and orderly world science made great strides and James Clerk Maxwell felt justified in placing above the door of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge the text from Psalm 111, ‘The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein

Keywords

Hard Core Religious Experience Natural Theology Historical Criticism Auxiliary Hypothesis 
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© Robert Crawford 2005

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  • Robert Crawford

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