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date: 10 July 2020

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It is sometimes assumed that a simple story can be told about the historical relationship between science and religion. On one overview, ‘science’ and ‘religion’ existed in harmony for centuries, conflicting only in the modern period. By contrast, the converse is often assumed: ‘science’ and ‘religion’ have existed in more or less perpetual warfare, until recently, when the potential for peace has supervened. This second view is attractive to those who believe that twentieth-century physics, in particular, has given unprecedented access to the mind of God. For Aubrey Moore, a creative process of evolution was consonant with a theology of Incarnation in which divine immanence was restored. In this respect, historical scholarship both informs and supports the claim that more sophisticated taxonomies are required for capturing the multifaceted relations between science and religion.

Keywords: science, religion, physics, mind of God, Darwinism, Aubrey Moore

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