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Religions 2017, 8(3), 35; doi:10.3390/rel8030035

The Dialogue between Science and Religion: A Taxonomic Contribution

Economics and International Affairs Doctoral School, Bucharest University of Economic Studies University, Bucharest 010355, Romania
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Received: 3 August 2016 / Revised: 21 December 2016 / Accepted: 20 January 2017 / Published: 2 March 2017
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Abstract

Many present day scientists think that religion can never come to terms with science. In sharp contrast with this widespread opinion, this paper argues that, historically, scientific reasoning and religious belief joined hands in their effort to investigate and understand reality. In fact, the present-day divorce between science and religion is nothing else than the final outcome of a gradual, long-term, and deliberately assumed process of the secularization of science. However, especially during the last two decades, we have all been equally confronted with the advance of a new concern that some contemporary scientists have, namely reviewing the sphere of problems specific to the domains of investigation in which they are involved while now facing themes that are usually addressed by theological thought. The paper describes this recent development as being captured by an emerging new field of investigation within the modern scientific epistemology, Science and Religion. Against this background, the purpose of this paper is two-fold: firstly, to briefly look over the large number of typologies that have been suggested to classify various ways of relating science and religion; and secondly, to highlight the dual taxonomical nature of the contemporary science and religion dialogue. View Full-Text
Keywords: science secularization; scholastic theology; personalist theology; spiritualized reason; epistemological transfiguration science secularization; scholastic theology; personalist theology; spiritualized reason; epistemological transfiguration
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Sanda, D.C.; Smarandoiu, L.A.; Munteanu, C. The Dialogue between Science and Religion: A Taxonomic Contribution. Religions 2017, 8, 35.

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