The Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science, and Technology is an independent Lutheran organization dedicated to expanding awareness, encouraging conversation, and promoting action regarding the implications of science and technology for Christian faith and life.
In scientific studies on forgiveness, it’s not uncommon to hear that the benefits come to the one doing the forgiving. Is that the whole picture? Is forgiveness a sort of self-serving act?
What do scientists actually think about religion? And what do religious people actually think about science? The stereotypical answers to these questions will come up short once you’ve looked at sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund’s books.
You have heard of the White and Draper “conflict thesis” about the historical relationship between religion and science, right? It is a myth historians have debunked, but recent scholarship suggests that in debunking it they have missed some fascinating complexity.
Does history show a conflict between religion and science? According to Peter Harrison, a careful study of history finds a very different narrative.
“New discoveries about the phenomenon known to evolutionary theorists as ‘cooperation’ give us fresh reasons to regard evolutionary theory and classic Christian theism as entirely compatible, indeed richly and convincingly so.”