The shaping of rationality in science and religion

Show simple item record Van Huyssteen, J. Wentzel 2012-01-16T13:17:01Z 2012-01-16T13:17:01Z 1996
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dc.description.abstract In this paper the focus is on the extreme epistemological complexity of the relationship between religion and science as two dominant forces in our culture today. This complexity is aggravated by a seemingly conflictual postmodern, pluralist challenge to a culture that already reveals itself as decidedly empirically-minded. For theology and science a meaningful dialogue becomes possible only if both modes of reflection are willing to move away from overblown foundationalist epistemologies and, for theology at least, from the intellectual coma of fideism. The paper finally argues for a postfoundationalist epistemology where theology and science, although very different modes of reflection, do share the richness of the resources of human rationality. In so doing it attempts to answer three crucial questions: i) are there good reasons for still seeing the natural sciences as our clearest available example of rationality at work? ii) If so, does the rationality of theological reflection in any way overlap with scientific rationality? iii) Even if there are impressive overlaps between these two modes of rationality, how would the rationality of science and the rationality of religious reflection differ? en
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dc.format.extent 25 pages en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Van Huyssteen, JW 1996, 'The shaping of rationality in science and religion', HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 105-129. en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
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dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject Theological reflection en
dc.subject Postfoundational epistemology en
dc.subject Scientific rationality en
dc.subject Science and religion en
dc.subject Rationality of science en
dc.subject Rationality of theology en
dc.subject.lcsh Reformed epistemology en
dc.title The shaping of rationality in science and religion en
dc.type Article en

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