Science and Theology: Toward Consonance
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Science and religion relate to one another in a variety of ways, and all of them together fill out a much larger picture. Appeal to the authority of the church’s revelation is the defensive tactic followed by some in the Roman Catholic tradition who perceive science and scientism as a threat. Keeping science and religion in separate domains might appear to be the way to establish a truce with an enduring peace. Albert Einstein—remembered for his remark that “science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind”—distinguished between the language of fact and the language of value. New Age spirituality, like “hypothetical consonance” and “ethical overlap,” seeks to build a bridge over the gulf between science and religion. Princeton professor of theology and science Wentzel van Huyssteen argues that theological statements about God refer to God.