Creation, Evolution and Theology by Fernando Canale
Digital product, 1 PDF book, 172 pages.
The author provides a simple epistemological introduction to scientific and theological methods with emphasis in the basic principles and structure involved in their operation. This work will help to properly view the limits of scientific and theological thinking as expression of human reason. The reader will understand how scientists and theologians arrive at their conclusions. The theoretical analysis of the scientific and theological methods is applied to the disputed relation between Evolution and Creation. This approach will help the reader to understand why some theologians view Evolution to be compatible with Christian Theologians while others view them as essentially incompatible. The author claims that when the principles of the theological method are based on natural theology and philosophy Christian Theology sees evolution as compatible with its teachings on origins. On the contrary, when the principles of theological method are drawn from Holy Scriptures, Christian Theology is forced to see evolution as incompatible with creation and Christianity. Neither reason nor methodology can overcome the hermeneutical conflict of interpretations involved in the very nature of human reason.
Table of Contents
2. Knowledge Formation
3. What is Method?
4. Method in the Empirical Sciences
5. Outcomes of the Scientific Method
6. Postmodernity and Scientific Methodology
7. Scientific Method and Evolution
8. Method in Theology
9. The Structure of Theological Methodology
10. Evolution and Christian Theologies
11. Evolution and Adventist Theology
12. Biblical Theology and Deep Time History
13. The Task Ahead