AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

By It I See Everything Else: Founding Scientific Inquiry Upon God and His Word

by Timothy Wanninger

Institution: Regis University
Year: 2015
Keywords: theology; Christianity
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2064253
Full text PDF: http://epublications.regis.edu/theses/655


Although conversation frequently arises between modern scientific understandings and Christian theology, especially concerning the origin and character of the natural world, we infrequently assess the foundational relationship between the two. Throughout the course of my own life, perspectives and opinions have come from friends, church, school, and a variety of other sources, each adding its own complexities to my pursuit of Biblical and scientific unity. Certainly, it is essential to recognize that the Bible, while composed for the primary purpose of testifying to salvation in Jesus Christ, pursues this end in the context of proximate events and realities and thus serves as a foundation for our thinking all areas. However, while some might argue that scientific study stands apart from God effective experimental inquiry actually relies upon the regularity of the natural world consistent with and resulting from Him. Thus, in our continued pursuit of God and ongoing study of the natural world it is paramount that we found our explorations upon His Word so that we may know, ultimately, the truth of the world we inhabit. Advisors/Committee Members: Penheiter, Kristi.