Why Do Theologians Need to be Scientists?
Abstract:The postmodern situation has given rise to a quest for new understandings of the relationship between theology and science. Drawing illustrative material from an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, I look at three paradigmatic answers to the questionn posed in the title—th modern empirical scientific, the renewed medieval, and the post-modern—with the goal of outlining a methodological approach for an engagement between Christian theology and sciencein the post-modern context. Drawing insight from post-empirical philosophy of science and the sociology of knowledge, I argue that both science and theology engage in the task of constructing a world for human habitation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College and Regent College
Publication date: June 1, 2000