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Faithful to ScienceThe Role of Science in Religion$
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Andrew Steane

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198716044

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716044.001.0001

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Autobiographical Sketch

Autobiographical Sketch

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Faithful to Science

Andrew Steane

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers a brief autobiography, with emphasis on science and faith. Areas that can cause tension are commented on. The contrast between philosophical analysis and the honest attempt to encounter God in personal terms is outlined. The sense of journey, in which no stage is altogether satisfactory, is described. The danger of making morality a human construct is outlined, showing that it leads to coercion. It is argued that mature theism opposes theocracy, preferring secular politics, as long as that is understood the right way. The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is alluded to as the marker that cannot be avoided. The experience of truth-seeking and making efforts towards maturity in religious thinking is outlined.

Keywords:   Truth, intellectual work, existence proofs, prejudice, freedom, resurrection, maturity

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