A Special Relationship?
Some of the discoveries of the
appropriate relation between science and religion proposed in recent years are
reminiscent of the special relationship that has always existed between our
two countries invented by Winston Churchill in his efforts to woo the U.S.
into the war with Hitler.
Indeed there had been all sorts of
relationships between Britain and the States in the preceding 200 years: empire-colony,
empire-rebellion, naval powers at war, distant economic power awaiting the
result of civil war, belated allies against the Kaiser.
And indeed there has always been a
relationship of a special kind between the advance of different types of
knowledge of the natural world on the one hand, and religious understandings on
the other. But this special relationship has been just as diverse and as
ambiguous as the one Churchill invoked!
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Source: God, Humanity and the Cosmos (T&T Clark, 1999)