Throughout your readings this week, Dr. Sharpe has raised the notion of “dualism,” in which two concepts are set in contrast with one another with great emphasis placed on their differences. Dr. Sharpe offers four examples of contemporary theorists whose work illuminates the challenges inherent in dualistic thinking. In Arthur Peacocke and John Bowker’s work, Dr. Sharpe shows how the authors maintain the dualisms that exist between scientific and religious traditions. Then, he contrasts this with the work of Phil Hefner and Ted Peters, two theorists who attempt to reconcile scientific and spiritual perspectives into a single, comprehensive whole.
Post a 2- to 3-paragraph response explaining whether or not you believe science and spirituality will always have a dualistic relationship. Support your assertions by making at least 2 references, in proper APA format, to your course readings and from your own knowledge and experience.
Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources, or something you have read, heard, seen, or experienced.
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