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Physics, Religion, the Media, and the Face of Modern Idolatry

Posted by Dr. Mark Shipp on October 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM

I have always had a fascination with astronomy, particularly with new discoveries in astrophysics. I watch all the astronomy programs shown on the Science Channel and read the popular Astronomy magazine. Generally speaking, the TV programs deal with recent astronomical discoveries and the interpretation of observed phenomena. I find these programs stimulating.

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Topics: On-Topic Today, Teaching Moment, Philosophy of Religion, Science

Philosophy of Religion

Posted by Dr. Keith Stanglin on May 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Aristotle began his Metaphysics with the observation that people first began to philosophize out of wonder or marveling (thaumazein). 

On those rare occasions that we find an opportunity to contemplate things away from the noise, screens, and other distractions, we, too, might experience that same ineffable sense of wonder that motivated the ancient philosophers.  We may find that the universe presents itself to us as a question.  Even when we are confident about its answer (namely, God), the solution itself may raise other questions or puzzles.

Although questions about faith and reason can be addressed in any theological discipline, the discipline of philosophy of religion is especially suited for such questions.  

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