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On Boundaries: Let Science Be Science? Let Religion Be Religion?

Author: Arie Leegwater, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith

In a perceptive article, Peter Harrison, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, describes how the dual categories of science and religion have been invented over time. Not only are the boundaries of science in flux, only becoming somewhat stable in the nineteenth century, but so are those of religion, having been constructed earlier during the European Enlightenment, usually in terms of a set of propositional beliefs. This demarcation or boundary issue, what is properly science and what is properly religion, has also exercised the Christian community.

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Posted in: Science & Technology on Dec 14, 2009


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