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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Sunday, 25 September 2005

A typology of science and religion

Many models of the relationship between science and religion have been proposed. Notably, Ian Barbour's: conflcit, independence, dialogue and independence. A more fruitful approach, which has the advantage of exhaustion(!), is illustrated below:


A. Science replaces religion
B. Religion replaces science
C. Science shapes religion
D. Religion shapes science
E. Science and religion are independent
F. Science and religion in dialogue.

I will look at each of these in more detail in later blogs.

2 comments:

Elbert Baas said...

E: I presume this statement is only defended by people who hold to the principle that the human being can ultimately be abstracted to the human mind.

Steve Bishop said...

Hi Elbert, thanks for your comment - I'm not sure I fully understand your point. Could you please expand on what you mean?