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Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Alvin Plantinga


This book is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, on one of our biggest debates—the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage industry of books on this divide, but with little consensus emerging. This book's author, as a top philosopher but also a proponent of the rationality of religious belief, has a unique contribution to make. The theme of this short book is that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord. The book examines where this confli ... More

Keywords: science and religion, rationality of religious belief, evolution, evolutionary psychology, analysis of scripture, Dan Dennett, Richard Dawkins, Philip Kitcher, theistic belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199812097
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alvin Plantinga, author
University of Notre Dame