Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Science and Religion

Historically, science and religion has clashed repeatedly.  Even today, each make claims that come into conflict with one another.  Is this conflict necessary?  How should science and religion relate to one another?  Can religion ignore and/or contradict scientific knowledge and remain credible in our present age?  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think the work of John Polkinghorne, a theoretical physicist and theologian, speak to the issue of science and religion. He explores natural theology, divine action, critical realism, and prospects for future dialogue between science and theology. One of his books comprises variations on a theme, as Polkinghorne writes in the introduction: "if reality is generously and adequately construed, then knowledge will be seen to be one; if rationality is generously and adequately construed, then science and theology will be seen as partners in a common quest for understanding."