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The Predicament of Belief: Science, Philosophy, and Faith

Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp


Can those who appreciate the explanatory power of modern science still believe in traditional religious accounts of the nature and purpose of the universe? This book is intended for those who care about that question and are dissatisfied with the rigid dichotomies that dominate the contemporary debate. The extremists won’t be interested – those who assume that science answers all the questions that matter, and those so certain of their religious faith that dialogue with science, philosophy, or other faith traditions seems unnecessary. But far more people today recognize that matters of faith a ... More

Keywords: theology, philosophy of science, cosmology, metaphysics, faith reason debate, problem of evil, Jesus, resurrection, Trinity, ecclesiology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695270
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Clayton, author
Ingraham Professor, Claremont School of Theology, California

Steven Knapp, author
President and Professor of English, The George Washington University, Washington D. C.