In Chapter 18 of Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience (InterVarsity Press, 2013), Malcolm Jeeves discusses the question â€œCan Science â€˜Explain Awayâ€™ Religion?â€ with his fictional psychology student “mentee”. Have you wrestled with this question? How have you addressed it? Do you concur with what Jeeves offers?
Can Science â€œExplain Awayâ€ Religion?
Your emails have pointed out that the same evidence is often interpreted in very different ways. For example, some Christians point to the evidence that certain parts of the brain are active during prayer, and they try to use that as proof for the existence of God. Others understand the same evidence as showing that praying to God is â€œnothing butâ€ the selective activity of specific brain areas. Can you help me understand how to properly relate scientific findings to Christian beliefs? [Read more…] about Can Science â€˜Explain Awayâ€™ Religion?