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Where the Conflict Really LiesScience, Religion, and Naturalism$
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Alvin Plantinga

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199812097

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.001.0001

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Evolutionary Psychology and Scripture Scholarship

Evolutionary Psychology and Scripture Scholarship

(p.128) (p.129) Chapter 5 Evolutionary Psychology and Scripture Scholarship
Where the Conflict Really Lies

Alvin Plantinga

Oxford University Press

In the areas of evolutionary psychology and scientific scripture scholarship (also known as historical Biblical criticism) there are claims and assertions incompatible with theistic or Christian belief. This chapter argues that even though Christians are committed to a high view of science, and even if these disciplines do constitute science or good science, these developments in evolutionary psychology and historical Biblical criticism do not offer, or even threaten to offer, defeaters for Christian or theistic belief. Hence there is conflict, but it is merely superficial.

Keywords:   evolutionary psychology, scientific scripture scholarship, historical Biblical criticism, religion, Christian belief, theistic belief

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