A Religiously Partisan Science?: Islamic and Christian Perspectives
2005 (Swedish)In: Theology and Science, Vol. 3, no 1, 23-38 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract Both within Christianity and Islam we can find influential scholars who maintain that science is not religiously neutral because it contains a naturalist bias. They argue that Christians or Muslims should respond by developing their own kind of science, an “Islamic science,” a “sacred science,” a “theistic science” or a “faith-informed science.” In this paper the recent writings of two advocates of such a view, standing in two different religious traditions, namely Mehdi Golshani (Islam) and Alvin Plantinga (Christianity) are compared, analyzed and evaluated. A distinction between different ways in which religion might enter into the fabric of science is introduced and it is argued that the most crucial issues surround the question of whether or not religion ought to play a part in the validation of theories.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 3, no 1, 23-38 p.
Augustinian science, bias, feminist science, Golshani, ideology, Islamic science, Plantinga, theistic science, value-free science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-78734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-78734DiVA: diva2:106647