What are scientific theories? Do they provide knowledge of reality? What does it mean to call ourselves atheist, theist, or agnostic? Do these words describe the complexity of belief? In Adventure in Human Knowledges and Beliefs, readers are adjudicators who ';measure' the acceptability of knowledges and beliefs. Andrew Ralls Woodward leads readers through an adventure which includes the philosophy of science, religious studies, and theology. Chapters are concise, but thorough, including introductions to the works of pertinent scholars. Woodward presents readers with philosophical and theological tools used to create a mental ';knowledge bar,' a measuring bar for knowledge, as well as a science and religion compatibility system between knowledge and belief communities. The conflict of science and religion is approached in a neutral fashion from the ';outside' making Adventure in Human Knowledges and Beliefs a valuable resource for teenagers, adults, and working professionals from diverse ages and career backgrounds.
Adventure in Human Knowledges and Beliefs