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"Science" and "Religion": Constructing the Boundaries
Humanities & Social Sciences papers
  • Peter Harrison, Bond University
Date of this Version
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Details
Harrison, Peter (2006)"Science" and "Religion": Constructing the boundaries, is published in The Journal of Religion, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp. 81-106.
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2006 HERDC submission
This article explores in some detail the historical circumstances of the emergence of the dual categories "science" and "religion" with a view to showing their direct relevance for contemporary discussions of the science-religion relation. To a degree both categories distort what it is they claim to represent, and such distortions inevitably carry over into discussions of their relationship. Consideration of the historically conditioned nature of "science" and of "religion" brings to light a number of unspoken assumptions in some mainstream science-religion discussions and highlights the need for serious revision of common approaches to this issue.
Citation Information
Peter Harrison. ""Science" and "Religion": Constructing the Boundaries" (2006)
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