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Faith and science: evangelicals bust myths, interview with Presiding Bishop on science and religion

Faith and science: evangelicals bust myths, interview with Presiding Bishop on science and religion

According to Elaine Howard Ecklund, director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program, evangelical Christians integrate science and faith more than many think:

Now, the myth that bites the data dust, is one that proclaims evangelicals are a monolithic group of young-earth creationists opposed to theories of human evolution.

Actually, 70 percent of self-identified evangelicals “do not view religion and science as being in conflict,” said Elaine Howard Ecklund, a sociologist and director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program.

She was addressing 200 scientists, pastors and other who work in both fields at the addressed the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s conference on “Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities” sponsored by the AAAS’s Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion on Friday.

Episcopalians have a long standing tradition in which science and religion shape one another. In a recent podcast interview featuring Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori and Father Sean Maloney of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, the integration and relationship between science and religion is explored in great depth.

 

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Emily Windsor

Is there NO comment to be posted here that is politically-correct enough for this moderate to abide with it?

Who is going to believe this site has anything to do with respect for human speech?

What not-see-ism! The perspective here is >so narrow< it doesn't even encompass the boundaries of civil discourse.

A writer here has to toe some imaginary line of doctrinal submission and compliance.

Horrible.

David Streever

Emily:
The problem with many of your comments is that they are not on point or even vaguely relevant to the stories you are posting them on; it isn’t a matter of the ideology, but the complete lack of engagement, discussion, and relevance. Sorry!

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