Toward a Theology of Scientific Endeavour: The Descent of Science
This text explores four foundations of scientific endeavour and investigates some of the paradoxes each of them raises. The author shows that the resolution of these paradoxes inevitably leads us into the theological discourse and raises new challenges for theological endeavour.
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Foundations of scientific endeavour and the unity of knowledge
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