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Scientism: A Brief Apologetic Response
While western civilization traditionally considered science and theology to be distinct yet complementary domains of inquiry, during the era of late modernity, an epistemological1 doctrine known as scientism gained ascendancy within its leading institutions of academic training, arenas of political authority, and centers of cultural influence.
As a result, the enterprise of science is now commonly perceived to controvert religious/theological knowledge, rather than complement it. But is science really the exclusive paradigm of rational thought? This article offers a brief apologetic response to the central theses of scientism, as well as scientistic criticisms of religion/theology.
What is “intellectual formation”? In Rom. 12:2, the apostle Paul writes, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”