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Ambivalence and Conflict: Catholic Church and Evolution

Wolters, Gereon (2012) Ambivalence and Conflict: Catholic Church and Evolution. In: UNSPECIFIED.


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Somewhat traumatized by the Galileo Affair the Church until recently showed low profile in the (unavoidable) conflicts with science, evolutionary theory included. The talk presents a categorization of possible relationships between science and religion by distinguishing between "Galilean conflicts", which are about mutually exclusive statements about matters of fact, and Freudian conflicts where an empirical science tries to explain away religion as a phenomenon in its own right. In the light of this distinction I deal with the reactions of the Church since 1859, particularly with the ambiguous position of the present Pope.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Wolters, Gereon
Keywords: Catholic Church, evolution, naturalism, new atheism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Science and Religion
Depositing User: Prof. Gereon Wolters
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2012 16:04
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 16:04
Item ID: 9202

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