What is it about?
This article distinguishes between science and scientism, recommending that the theologian take on board the former but jettison the latter. Scientism adds an “…ism” to science, turning its materialistic method into an ideology, a worldview without spirit and without the divine. Science itself should be lauded by the theologian, because it expands both knowledge and appreciation of God’s creation.
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Why is it important?
Science as research is too often confused with scientism, with materialist ideology. Theologians need to be clever enough to distinguish genuine science from the illegitimate claims of atheists who claim science as support for their materialist idologies.
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This page is a summary of: The temptation of scientism, Theology, September 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0040571x20944582.
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