1. General Term: Scientism
Scientism Unlike the use of the scientific method as only one mode of reaching
knowledge, Scientism claims that science alone can render truth about the world
and reality. Scientism's single-minded adherence to only the empirical,
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2. Divine Action Topic: Haught, John F. Darwins Gift to Theology."
lead beyond science to
scientism and materialism , ideologies clearly in opposition to theology. Haught
cites Stephen Jay Gould , Dennett, and Dawkins as conflating the science of
evolution and the ideology of materialistic metaphysics. In
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3. Maddox Bibliography Topic: 1. Survey Treatments
Stenmark, Mikael. Scientism : Science, Ethics and
Religion . Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2001.
Waters, Brent. From Human to Posthuman: Christian
Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World . Burlington, VT: Ashgate,
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4. Maddox Bibliography Topic: 3. Contemporary Physics and Divine Action / Provi...
Action and Scientism . Leuven: Peeters, 2004.
Worthing, Mark William. God, Creation, and
Contemporary Physics . Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1996.
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5. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Peters Typology
scientism - religion is outdated, science tells us all we need to know;
imperialism - science can give us good information
even about what were formerly religious questions (as in for example
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6. Evolution Topic: Concluding Comments: Walls Torn Down?
conflation of science with scientism (the view that only
science is knowledge), the exaggerated assertions of what science can presently
explain coupled with claims that it disproves God, and the American academys
hostility toward biblical
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7. General Term: Metaphysical
claims of science (scientism ) and the complete relativism of
postmodernism and deconstructionism.
Full Glossary Index
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