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date: 18 October 2019

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For the last forty years or so, the dialogue between religion and science has wrestled with questions of meaning and purpose about human life. We wonder: Who are we? Where are we going? And why are we here? This article emphasizes ethical concerns and feminist insights. Everyone is embedded in multiple stories: familial, cultural, social, political, economic, and religious. People tell stories that are evolutionary and religious in their epic scale. Much of Christian theology has also reinforced this anthropocentric view that the natural world is valued only as a backdrop for humans on centre stage. The science-and-religion dialogue does not exist apart from the embodiment of its participants. In the end, the dialogue will make a difference only when and if it begins from the experiences of those on the margins and edges.

Keywords: life's purpose, anthropocentric view, Christian theology, science-and-religion, human life

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