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ERIC Number: ED134848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 25
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Science & Religion: A Syncretic Approach.
Bancroft, Norris R.
The purpose of this essay is to examine some of the major similarities and differences between science and religion, as well as to attempt a synthesis to resolve what is more an apparent rather than a real contradiction of the two disciplines. The rationale for such an undertaking is based primarily upon the need for explicit definition and clarification of what exactly constitutes science and religion, and also for the purpose of illustrating those areas and ways in which science and religion overlap and are mutually supportive, as well as ways in which they are contradictory and antagonistic to one another. It is the express thesis of this essay that, while there are certain aspects of science and religion that do not appear compatible, there are probably more similarities than differences between the two. Furthermore, as it will be shown, the differences are more often of a semantic nature than any other. This will be made clear by the method of comparison and contrast, in which the definitional characteristics of both science and religion will be set forth and analyzed for their similarities and for their differences. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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