Re: How do we escape the enlightenment terms natural and supernatural

From: george murphy (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 22:35:12 EDT

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    Jonathan Clarke wrote:

    > At last a useful discussion to increase the signal to noise ratio!
    > I too have struggled with trying to avoid the "enlightenment" (was there ever a movement that was more misnamed?) categories when thinking about divine action.

            I have to utter a heretical good word for the enlightenment. Certainly the theological, or anti-theological presuppositions of the philosophes were unfortunate. But at least they thought that the world made sense & could be understood by scientific investigation. I that regard they
    certainly come closer to a Christian understanding of the universe than does a great deal of post-modern thought that rejects the idea of any kind of objective truth.


    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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