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Science and faith : understanding meaning, method, and truth / William H. Chalker.

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  • ISBN: 9780664227531 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0664227538 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2006.

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Includes indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: The thesis -- 1. The primacy of experience and the two rubrics -- 2. Justification for choosing the two rubrics -- Part 2: Meaning, method, and truth in science: The rubric of utility and the putative world of science -- 3. Introduction to Part 2: Answer to critics of science who demand disinteredness -- 4. Two views of the nature of knowledge of the world -- 5. Testing our thesis by the procedures and techniques of science -- The tasks -- Critiquing the naive view of the scientific method -- Logic, warm and humane -- 6. Making laws fit the facts: Making facts fit the laws -- Part 3: Meaning, method, and truth in biblical theology: The rubric of ultimate purpose and the putative world of theology -- 7. Introduction to Part 3: Explication of the thesis -- 8. Testing our thesis: From creation to the Ten Commandments -- 9. Testing our thesis: From the Promised Land to the suffering Servant -- Part 4: Creation, miracle, and canon in science and in theology -- 10. Principles of understanding applied to three vexing topics.
Summary, etc.:
"In this introduction to religion and science, William Chalker outlines the nature of knowledge involved in claims about science and about religion and deliniates a compatible relationship between these two fields of understanding. According to Chalker, both science and theology have their proper realms, and while they are different in several crucial respects, they are not incompatible."-- Publisher's website.
Subject: Religion and science.
Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
Meaning (Philosophy) > Religious aspects > Christianity.

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