This article is adapted from a chapter to be published in The Modern Theologians, ed. David Ford (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996) and “Theology and Science: Where Are We?”Dialog: A Journal of Theology 344 (Fall 1995) 281–96. It appears here, with revisions, by permission of the publishers. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce for class use, with this note: reprinted from Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science.
THEOLOGY AND SCIENCE: WHERE ARE WE?
Article first published online: 15 DEC 2005
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 323–343, June 1996
How to Cite
Peters, T. (1996), THEOLOGY AND SCIENCE: WHERE ARE WE?. Zygon, 31: 323–343. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9744.1996.tb00027.x
- Issue published online: 15 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 15 DEC 2005
- cosmology, created cocreator;
- critical realism;
- eschatology, evolution;
- New Age spirituality;
- scientific creationism;
- warfare between science and theology
Abstract. Revolutionary developments in both science and theology are moving the relation between the two far beyond the nineteenth-century “warfare” model. Both scientists and theologians are engaged in a common search for shared understanding. Eight models of interaction are outlined: scientism, scientific imperialism, ecclesiastical authoritarianism, scientific creationism, the two-language theory, hypothetical consonance, ethical overlap, and New Age spirituality. Developments in hypothetical consonance are explored in the work of various scholars, including Ian Barbour, Philip Clayton, Paul Davies, Willem Drees, Langdon Gilkey, Philip Hefner, Nancey Murphy, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Arthur Peacocke, John Polkinghorne, Robert John Russell, Thomas Torrence and Wenzel van Huyssteen.