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This course examines the nature of both science and religion and attempts to explore the possible relationships between them. The primary purpose is to dispel the popular myth that science and religion are entrenched in a never-ending conflict. As a result, this course argues that if the limits of both science and religion are respected, then their relationship can be complementary. Topics include: Science and Religion Categories and Foundational Principles, Definitions of Science and Religion, Science-Religion Models and Relationships, Intelligent Design and Natural Revelation, the Galileo Affair, Geology and Noah’s Flood, Evolution and Darwin’s Religious Beliefs, the Modern “Evolution” vs. “Creation” Debate, the Problem of Evil, and Interpretations of the Biblical Accounts of Origins in Genesis 1-11. The course employs a Constructive Teaching Style in order that students can develop their personal views on the relationship between science and religion and on each of the topics listed above. St. Joseph's College is a Catholic, undergraduate, liberal arts college on the University of Alberta campus. It is an independent institution that is affiliated with the University of Alberta....
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Introduction

During the first week of the course we will introduce the new and exciting Science-Religion Dialogue and point out that simple dichotomies and conflations lead to the commonly perceived warfare relationship between Science and Religion. As an initial move away from the conflict approach, this section examines the longstanding notion of a peaceful relationship known as the “Two Divine Books.” The Book of God’s Words is Scripture; the Book of God’s Works is nature. The definition of numerous categories (or terms) will begin the process for you to think critically about the issues and to defend your provisional position on the relationship between Science and Religion. We also introduce the first of the two foundational principles in this course. It is a philosophical principle termed “The Metaphysics-Physics Principle.”...
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17 個視頻(共 122 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Summary of Course Topics16分鐘
Tips on How to Use Course Materials4分鐘
Episode 1: The Problem: Science & Religion Warfare9分鐘
Episode 2: Common Understanding of "Religion" & "Creation"6分鐘
Episode 3: Lamoureaux's Position. New Science-Religion Dialogue (Scientific Community)9分鐘
Episode 4: New Science-Religion Dialogue (Religious Community), Dawkins Criticism of Dialogue7分鐘
Episode 5: Provisional Science-Religion Relationships & Conclusion5分鐘
Episode 6: Key Thoughts6分鐘
Episode 7: Theology: General Categories4分鐘
Episode 8: Christianity: General Categories6分鐘
Episode 9: Categories of Divine Revelation7分鐘
Episode 10: The Two Divine Books & Categories of Divine Action9分鐘
Episode 11: Philosophy: General Categories6分鐘
Episode 12: Philosophy: General Categories (Continued) The Metaphysics-Physics Principle5分鐘
Episode 13: The Metaphysics-Physics Principle (Continued)5分鐘
Greek Alphabet5分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 1 Survey10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Introduction & Categories I20分鐘

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Categories & Principles II & III

In this final section on Categories and Principles, we will consider foundational and religious epistemological (theory of knowledge) categories. In particular, does a belief in God, or a lack of belief in God, impact the step of faith or intellect jump in the Metaphysics-Physics Principle? This week also introduces the second foundational principle of this course termed “The Message-Incident Principle.” This is a hermeneutical principle for interpreting religious texts dealing with statements about the natural world. In order to develop a peaceful relationship between Science and Religion, it is critical to understand that religious texts like the Bible feature an ancient understanding of nature (i.e., an ancient science). During this week we also outline the basic positions on the origin of the universe and life—Young Earth Creation, Progressive Creation, Evolutionary Creation, Deistic Evolution, and Dysteleological Evolution....
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16 個視頻(共 97 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Episode 15: Philosophy: Epistemological Categories (Continued)6分鐘
Episode 16: Philosophy: Epistemological Categories (Continued)6分鐘
Episode 17: Hermeneutical Categories5分鐘
Episode 18: Eisegesis, Exegesis & Hermeneutical Horizons8分鐘
Episode 19: Hermeneutical Gaps & Biblical Inerrancy5分鐘
Episode 20: Categories of Biblical Statements7分鐘
Episode 21: Categories of Poetic Language & Phenomenological Perspective4分鐘
Episode 22: Categories of Biblical Concordism & Correspondence6分鐘
Episode 23: The Message-Incident Principle & Origins Debate: General Categories6分鐘
Episode 24: Origins Debate: General Categories (Continued)6分鐘
Episode 25: Origins Debate: Specific Categories5分鐘
Episode 26: Practical Considerations5分鐘
Episode 27: Conclusion: Categories & Principles 1-35分鐘
Episode 28: Conclusion: Categories & Principles 1-3 (Continued)3分鐘
Hebrew Alphabet8分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 2 Survey10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Categories II & III20分鐘

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What Is Religion?

This is a course on the relationship between Science and Religion, and in order to develop a relationship between them we first need to define them. Five different definitions of religion from various academic schools are presented, including those from religious studies, psychology, and philosophy. Notably, the academic definition of religion is wide and quite inclusive. In light of this information, we then outline the academic understanding of the Doctrine of Creation. During this week, we begin to examine specific Hermeneutical Principles. The Principle of Accommodation is the most important interpretive principle in Science and Religion allowing individuals to move away from scientific concordism and the notion that religious texts like the Bible offer scientific facts....
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20 個視頻(共 100 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video20 個視頻
Episode 30: Statistics on Religious Belief (Continued)4分鐘
Episode 31: Religious Studies Definition of Religion5分鐘
Episode 32: Religious Studies Definition of Religion (Continued)4分鐘
Episode 33: Conclusion: Religious Studies Definition of Religion4分鐘
Episode 34: Psychological Definition of Religion I4分鐘
Episode 35: Psychological Definition of Religion II5分鐘
Episode 36: Conclusion: Psychological Definitions of Religion I & II5分鐘
Episode 37: Philosophical Definition of Religion I3分鐘
Episode 38: Excursus: Criticisms of Philosophical Approaches to Religion4分鐘
Episode 39: Philosophical Definition of Religion II4分鐘
Episode 40: Types of Religions4分鐘
Episode 41: Excursus: Doctrine of Creation5分鐘
Episode 42: Conclusion: What is Religion?4分鐘
Episode 43: Conclusion: What is Religion? (Continued)4分鐘
Episode 44: Toward a Working Definition of Religion (Lamoureux)6分鐘
Hermeneutics 1: Literalism5分鐘
Hermeneutics 2: Literary Genre3分鐘
Hermeneutics 3: Accommodation8分鐘
Hermeneutics 4: Textual Criticism4分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 3 Survey10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Religion20分鐘

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What Is Science?

In continuing with our exploration of the terms Science and Religion, this week we introduce five different definitions of science using historical examples—prehistoric science, Egyptian and Mesopotamian science, Greek science, modern science, and post-modern science. Notably, we will note that science has powerfully impacted religion throughout history. Like that of religion, the academic definition of science is wide. In particular, it has been intimately/inevitably connected to metaphysical beliefs. This section also outlines Critical Realism. This is philosophy of science embraced by a majority of Science and Religion scholars....
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25 個視頻(共 123 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
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Episode 46: Conceptions of Science: Ancient Space4分鐘
Episode 47: Prehistoric Science & Oral Tradition4分鐘
Episode 48: The Account of Origins in Oral Traditions: Is It Science?4分鐘
Episode 49: The Account of Origins in Oral Traditions: Is It Science? (Continued)4分鐘
Episode 50: The Account of Origins in Oral Traditions: Is It Science? (Conclusion)4分鐘
Episode 51: Oral Tradition & Genesis 1-114分鐘
Episode 52: Oral Tradition & Genesis I-II (Continued)5分鐘
Episode 53: Oral Tradition & Message-Incident Principle4分鐘
Episode 54: Egyptian & Mesopotamian Science5分鐘
Episode 55: Egyptian & Mesopotamian Science (Continued)8分鐘
Episode 56: Greek Science5分鐘
Episode 57: Conclusion: Ancient Science. Modern Science4分鐘
Episode 58: The Peak of Scientism5分鐘
Episode 59: The Peak of Scientism (Continued)4分鐘
Episode 60: The Peak of Scientism (Conclusion). Post-Modernity & Anti-Realism4分鐘
Episode 61: Early 20th Century Scientific Discoveries. Categories of Anti-Realism4分鐘
Episode 62: Critical Realism: Between Scientism & Anti-Realism4分鐘
Episode 63: Theory Laden Character of Science: Social & Personal Factors5分鐘
Episode 64: Excursus: Critical Realism - A New Philosophy of Science5分鐘
Episode 65: Conclusion: John Polkinghorne & Critical Realism5分鐘
Episode 66: Conclusion: What is Science? Toward a Working Definition of Science (Lamoureux)6分鐘
Hermeneutics 5: Dynamic Equivalent Translation4分鐘
Hermeneutics 6: Sufficiency & Proficiency2分鐘
Hermeneutics 7: Implicit Scientific Concepts6分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Week 4 Survey10分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Science20分鐘
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創建者 DJNov 25th 2017

This course has many insights that can help one integrate one's faith and one's science. I recommend it highly. The teacher put in a massive amount of work in this project and it shows.

創建者 CRDec 11th 2017

A must-take course for anyone interested in the interface between science and religion. It provides useful foundations that would take a lot of time and reading to arrive at otherwise.

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Denis Lamoureux

Associate Professor
St. Joseph's College

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