SCIENTIFIC AND THEOLOGICAL REALISM

Realism and Religion (eds Moore and Scott) (Ashgate, forthcoming)

Abstract

In this paper I explore the parallels and contrasts between scientific and theolog- ical realism. I start by providing an outline of the various aspects of scientific realism before looking at these in more detail and in comparison to theological real- ism. By this comparison with the well-developed debates between various species of scientific antirealists and realists, I intend to shed some light on debates concerning realism in theology.