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Article of the Week

January 8, 2018
Article of the Week
Science and Theology: A Search for the Uncommon Denominator
A. Lester Allen

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by A. Lester Allen that was published in issue 29:3. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Scholars have found it difficult to add science and theology because they lack a common denominator. The scientists' theories of evolution and the theologians' revelations of man's creation could not be integrated harmoniously into a single, acceptable narrative because of the absence of a unifying concept. This essay relates my prolonged search for such a common denominator, a search that had its origin in the assumption that truths from science and from theology ought to blend—or at least ought not to conflict with each other.