Science and Spirituality

Peter Pruzan

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    Abstract

    Readers who are committed to a traditional approach to science with its materialist foundation may find it difficult to relate to the reflections provided here; there is, at times, a strained relationship between a scientific search for truth and a spiritual search for Truth. Spirituality implies that “reality�? is not exclusively material. Furthermore, for many, spirituality is equated with religion, and religion, with its foundation in faith, dogma, priesthoods and holy texts may be regarded as in opposition to science with its focus on objectivity, empirical investigation and the scientific community as the final arbitrator of matters of truth.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions
    EditorsLaszlo Zsolnai, Bernadette Flanagan
    Number of pages9
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    PublisherRoutledge
    Publication date2019
    Pages323-331
    Chapter38
    ISBN (Print)9781138214675
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315445489, 9781315445472
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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