Evolutionary Psychology and Scripture Scholarship

Alvin Plantinga

in Where the Conflict Really Lies

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199812097
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199928590 | DOI:
Evolutionary Psychology and Scripture Scholarship

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In the areas of evolutionary psychology and scientific scripture scholarship (also known as historical Biblical criticism) there are claims and assertions incompatible with theistic or Christian belief. This chapter argues that even though Christians are committed to a high view of science, and even if these disciplines do constitute science or good science, these developments in evolutionary psychology and historical Biblical criticism do not offer, or even threaten to offer, defeaters for Christian or theistic belief. Hence there is conflict, but it is merely superficial.

Keywords: evolutionary psychology; scientific scripture scholarship; historical Biblical criticism; religion; Christian belief; theistic belief

Chapter.  11586 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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