Faith and science have a long, complicated relationship. Many Christians look suspiciously at the sciences, believing them to be contrary to their core convictions. Many scientists look suspiciously at faith, believing it to be nothing more than superstition.
Is it possible to reconcile faith and science? If so, how?
Bruce Ashford has published four helpful articles on this question here at Intersect. We’ve collected them below for your convenience.
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Though some scientists argue that science and theology are incompatible, Christianity actually played a significant role in the rise of modern science and is hospitable to science and scientists. Read More>>
Christianity played a significant role in the rise of modern science and is hospitable to science and scientists. Yet not everyone sees it that way. Some scientists argue that the claims of science and theology are incompatible — that science trumps theology, and that theology is no longer credible in the modern world. Are they right? Read More>>
The best way to view science and theology is as mutually beneficial dialogue partners. We recognize that God is the author of both Scripture and nature. If so, then there should be a partnership between those whose primary object of study is Scripture and those whose primary object of study is nature. Theologians and scientists should dialogue with one another and partner together in seeking to understand reality. Read More>>
As Christians we believe that there cannot be any real or final conflict between theology and science, because God is the author of both the “book of Scripture” and the “book of nature.” If there is a conflict between certain theologians and certain scientists, it exists because of human error in interpreting Scripture or interpreting nature. Read More>>