Science Is The Study Of Religious Faith, Practice, And Experience

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Science, is a systematic enterprise that creates, builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. “Modern scientists have created a host of devices for listening to this world beyond the frontier of human: radio, sonar, radar, ultrasonic” (Shelley 9). This is all part of man’s attempt to understand our environment and how it works. Webster’s dictionary defines science as the knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation. Theology comes from the root words, Theo-God and Logos- understanding or study of, relationship or expression of… Per our notes, “we are created in God’s image and likeness and are commissioned to fill, have authority over, and steward His creation on earth, every thought and action we make is about our response to Him and therefore, a theological one” (Mackey 1). Webster’s claims, theology is the study of religious faith, practice, and experience: the study of God and God 's relation to the world. The literal meaning of theology are the theoretical thoughts and perceptions of our surroundings, the world’s nature, through our relationship with God. Science seeks to answer how things work, interact, and react; while theology strives to understand why. It is a small, but very distinguished difference in approaches to understanding our world, our relationship to it, and God’s role. A good professor of mine, once told me that sound theology and…

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