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ABC Religion: “Theology Must Save Science From Naturalism”

Conor Cunningham has written the following article for the ABC Religion and Ethics website entitled “Theology Must Save Science From Naturalism.” [1] It begins:

Let me lay my cards on the table. The conversation between science and theology has been hijacked by a restrictive naturalism, which rests on an impoverished understanding of science, one that is underwritten by an atrophied imagination, and that leaves us bereft of nature.

I’ll explain what I mean. Generally speaking, there are two types of naturalism: methodological and ontological. The former is the approach that science must take when it engages with the universe insofar as it will fail to make any progress unless it brackets the divine. The latter holds that bracketing the divine is not merely methodologically necessary but constitutive of reality as such.

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