From: John W Burgeson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 15:05:21 EDT
Howard wrote: "I'd like to move from the evaluation of particular
theologians to the broader question, Is it SCIENCE that discourages
belief in miracles as supernatural (the overpowering of nature) acts of
God? I'm inclined to suggest that it's not primarily a scientific issue,
but a much more comprehensive theological/metaphysical issue -- a
So many have jumped in on Howard's most excellent post that I'll just
touch on this one part.
IMHO, you are right. What happens, I think (that's a sort of tentative
claim) is that Bultmann and Tillich, because they misunderstood the
scientific enterprise, equated that worldview with "science."
It's a "think" rather than a claim because so far I have not found
anywhere either Bultmann or Tillich spoke directly to this issue. The
Tillich quotes I posted a bit ago come close, but are not conclusive.
John Burgeson (Burgy)
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