Religion and Science in Christian Theology

Authored by: F. LeRon Shults

The Routledge Companion to Religion and Science

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415492447
eBook ISBN: 9780203803516
Adobe ISBN: 9781136634178

10.4324/9780203803516.ch1

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Abstract

The meaning and use of the terms “religion” and “science” are contested and contentious, as the other chapters in this section of the Companion amply demonstrate. This chapter focuses on the challenges and opportunities that shifts within late modern philosophy of science and the study of religion have created for contemporary Christian theology, by altering the conceptual and pragmatic playing field within which interdisciplinary engagement can occur. These shifts also have broader intellectual and social implications because the Christian religion no longer plays the same political and cultural role that it once did in the West.

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