faith and religion

Topics: Scientific method, Relationship between religion and science, Science Pages: 15 (6136 words) Published: June 21, 2014
Roxana Apostolescu ( Sandu ) – Religion and Culture in Europe


Chapter 1: Man and the cosmos. Science.
Chapter 2: Reason and science. Methods of science knowledge
Chapter 3: Technical progress and moral decline
Chapter 4: Progress from Science point of view
Chapter 5 : Progress from Faith point of view
Chapter 6 : The responsibility of Theology for church life and her spiritual life
Chapter 7: Science Responsibility
Chapter 8 : From conflict to dialogue

Inter-cultural Communication Master, 1st year, June 2014

Roxana Apostolescu ( Sandu ) – Religion and Culture in Europe

A long time ago I believed that there is a competition between faith and reason, between religion and science. But The Book of Proverbs exclaimed: “It is the glory of God to conceal the word, and the glory of kings to search out the speech. “(Wisdom of Solomon 25, 2).God is the origin of everything in him is gathered the fullness of the mystery and this is His glory. Man received a task, a task to investigate the truth also with reason, so that`s why “Believe and don`t search “especially today when science progressed enormously, it is not categorical imperative. In Revelation, man, through faith can open to the reason the way through mystery, by faith he can investigate what reason seeks to achieve but fails. With this deeper form of knowledge man realized that the reason should follow some basic rules. The first rule is to keep in mind that the act of knowing is a road without stopping; the second arises from the belief that such a path can`t go with the pride of that one who is thinking that everything is the result of a personal success; the third is based on " The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom " (The Book of Proverbs; Solomon 1, 7).

Failure to follow these rules led to a divorce between faith and reason which seemed to be as final one. After all religion and science haven`t broken, but people who believed that is nothing else to be discovered, they are the ones who separated them. They thought they can possess the truth, but the truth belongs only to God. Both theologians and scientists are only discoverers of truth, not their inventors.

How can we believe that theology and science can go on separate ways when God himself unites with the entire creation and this union begins with the act of creation and was designed to be perfect through its progress? Who are we to resist God where He united, why we should break up?

This union does not mean confusion, so the cooperation between faith and science does not mean giving up one of them over the other. We must make a distinction without separate and unite without mistake. if all are from God and are willed by Him, why should we call them unclean?


Roxana Apostolescu ( Sandu ) – Religion and Culture in Europe

Chapter 1: Man and the cosmos. Science.

Cosmos (from Greek universe, world, beauty, harmony) has always been a reality on the one hand has fascinated man and bye the other challenged to explore it. As the fragments of the world were known and explained, nature became an open book to man. It has been defined and redefined. Science has made such huge leaps and scientific discoveries and inventions created concepts and approaches of the world. If until recently was seen as the true nature of time, favorable or not man, but accepted as such, the development of science and technology has led to new interpretations that have changed the concepts of man and the cosmos. The surrounding nature, the nature of things, even their own nature, for a genius are not anymore an open book that reads a series of mysteries or secrets, but one that can occur within a book, well known that can be rewritten. Cosmos has become a set of objects under the creative force of man, who by his reason is able to rule, to dominate the world. Today we live in a world permeated by persistent and systematic...

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