chapter  16
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Natural Sciences

ByMICHAEL RUSE

By “theism” I understand the belief in a creator God who is willing and able to interfere in the world if deemed necessary. The question I ask in this essay is: What is the relationship between such a belief and the natural sciences? It is probably best to begin with the fourfold division made by physicist-theologian Ian Barbour (1990).