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Theism and Physical Cosmology

Halvorson, Hans and Kragh, Helge (2010) Theism and Physical Cosmology. [Preprint]

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Physical cosmology purports to establish precise and testable claims about the origin of the universe. Thus, cosmology bears directly on traditional metaphysical claims -- in particular, claims about whether the universe has a creator (i.e. God). What is the upshot of cosmology for the claims of theism? Does big-bang cosmology support theism? Do recent developments in quantum and string cosmology undermine theism? We discuss the relations between physical cosmology to theism from both historical and systematic points of

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Item Type: Preprint
Keywords: general relativity, cosmology, spacetime, philosophy of religion, God, quantum gravity, string theory, singularity, big bang
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
General Issues > Science and Religion
Depositing User: Hans Halvorson
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2011 16:35
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2011 16:35
Item ID: 8441

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