The Relationship Between Science & Theology.


Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy

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“How does theology and science relate to each other?” is a very good question; a question that I’m interested in and also one in which I find much enjoyment through engaging with. I think that there are two core ways in which theology and science relate to each other, as we’ll briefly describe below.

Firstly, there are believers who insist that there is no conflict between the two and, secondly, those who see the possibility of such conflict. It is admittedly very tempting to avoid the question altogether by claiming that science and religion cannot come into conflict. But I’ve come to believe that such an assertion is problematic.

Those who claim that there is no conflict between theology and science espouse one of two views (1). Firstly, that of the double-truth theory which holds that something can be scientifically false but theologically true. Or they may hold the view

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