chapter  VI
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The Permanent and Transient in Science and Religion

Why have we spent so much time on the human, communal and non-logical aspects of science and religion? Because this is crucial to an adequate understanding of the kinds of experience, knowledge and insight they represent, the methodologies they have developed, their spirit, purposes and goals, and, of course, their strengths and weaknesses. All of these have characteristics that derive directly from the fact that, broadly conceived, they are in actuality intensely personal and communal.