Resisting the Lure of Certainty, Seeking the Unity of Truth: A Nineteenth-Century Voice with Twenty-first-Century Resonance
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In her essay, the author seeks to bring the vision of nineteenth-century American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce to the attention of those involved in the contemporary debate over the relationship between religion and science. Peirce\'s conception of a \"scientific religion \" and the openness of a scientific integrated with the human experience of the divine as a way of overcoming the equating of truth with rigid certainty is of particular relevance today, when the dangers of fundamentalist biblical interpretation are especially evident.