Science and Mystery


in Discerning the Mystery

Published in print October 1989 | ISBN: 9780198261964
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682261 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Science and Mystery

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This chapter presents an essay about the most significant attempts in recent years to rethink the notion of theology as a science and thus elucidate the question of theological method. It describes the works of T. F. Torrance on the theological method, Hans–Georg Gadamer on the humanities' proper engagement with truth, and F. J. A. Hort and Michael Polanyi on the nature of scientific investigation. It argues that science as a pursuit of truth was much less privileged than the claims of the Enlightenment might lead people to believe.

Keywords: theology; science; T. F. Torrance; Hans–Georg Gadamer; F. J. A. Hort; Michael Polanyi; Enlightenment

Chapter.  11589 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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