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Science and/or Miracle? The System Approach to Miracle Events

Adam Świeżyński
Online erschienen: 27.10.2015 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2015-0022

Abstract

The system approach to the miracle is based on the conviction that the complex issues, requiring the interdisciplinary approach, should be captured in a system way. Thus, the problem of miracle, because of its interdisciplinary character, should be captured in a systemic way, because such approach enables the more adequate and comprehensive presentation of these issues. The system approach towards the epistemology of miracle is the attempt of the more adequate presentation of the relationship between the scientific-natural research and theological stage of recognizing the miracle. Because of using systemic categories, it is possible to present the common foundations (environment) of the system of scientific-natural knowledge and the system of theological interpretation, which can be described as the rationality of knowledge. The result of adopting the systemic epistemology of miracle is noticing the relations between the scientific-natural research and theological interpretation in their system complexity. Determining these relations leads to the more general conclusion that the natural sciences and theology as separate and autonomous systems of gaining the knowledge of reality do not have to be treated as the competing but rather as the complementary ones, with their methodological diversity and limitations in mind.

Keywords: miracle; scientific knowledge; theological interpretation; rationality

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Erhalten: 21.07.2015

Angenommen: 23.09.2015

Online erschienen: 27.10.2015


Quellenangabe: Open Theology, Band 1, Heft 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-6579, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2015-0022.

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