Science

Is Science being defrocked?

We posted on the secularization of science last summer, in connection with Herman Dooyeweerd’s essay of that title.  Like me, you may have been surprised to learn that for Dooyweerd, the ‘secularization of science’ reached its culmination around the Renaissance, just as theology began to be marginalised in Western culture.  This might seem to belittle the Christian faith Read more…

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A science of science: Dick Stafleu’s ‘Theories at Work’

To find a series of books that join up the dots in whole swathes of one’s previous education is a wonderful experience.  That’s my experience of the writings of philosopher Marinus Dirk Stafleu, which I first discovered a year ago.  His multi-volume project Philosophy of Dynamic Development flows from his career as a Christian studying physics and Read more…

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Christian Philosophy: a Systematic and Narrative Introduction

For anyone seeking an overview of Western philosophy from a Christian perspective, Bartholomew and Goheen’s latest book will be a welcome starting point.  Written in an accessible and entertaining style, it takes us from the Pre-Socratic philosophers to the present day with illuminating  commentary that reveals the authors’ wide-ranging expertise as philosopher-theologians in the tradition Read more…