Oerknal en Schepping: Reflecties over de Theologische: Ambiguïteit van Natuurwetenschappelijke Theorieën | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 60, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


The Big Bang theory is, in contrast to evolutionary theory, relatively uncontroversial among Christian believers. But does this imply that the Big Bang is consonant with the Christian doctrine of creation? This article presents some reflections on the relation between the doctrine of creation, the image of God, and scientific theories, such as the Big Bang theory. It is argued that scientific theories are ‘theologically ambiguous’, which results from a difference in approach between the natural sciences and religion. This theological ambiguity should make theologians cautious about identifying scientific theories and theological doctrines.


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