Where Drees Typology is too limited is in
not acknowledging that the science which gives rise to challenges to
religions has itself all sorts of different components. Sciences themselves
have their traditions. As well as their cognitive claims they have imaginative,
indeed aesthetic components which are important in the generation and
evaluation of novel hypotheses and models.
Drees himself in an earlier book mused that
a metaphysics informed by a religious perspective might determine the criteria
for theory development and appraisal.The matrix of interaction has extra dimensions beyond those represented in the
Typology, which only concern the challenge
of science (viewed as a homogeneous whole) to various aspects of religion.
More, then, can be said of the positive
overlap between scientific and theological positions than Drees allows.
To explore the character of the two types
of subject further see critical realism in science
link | Feedback | Contributed by: Dr. Christopher Southgate
Source: God, Humanity and the Cosmos (T&T Clark, 1999)