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Andishe-Novin-E-Dini 2021, 17(65): 183-204 Back to browse issues page
Alister McGrath's Encounter with Richard Dawkins' Evolutionary Atheism and Its Critical Evaluation
Amrollah Qolizadeh1, Yousef Daneshvar2
1- Phd Islamic Maaref University
2- Assistant professo Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute
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Richard Dawkins, emphasizing maximum scientism, argues for the conflict between science and religion. By proposing the improbable argument, he has viewed the existence of God as being of the least possiblity, and finally, inferred atheistic belief. In contrast, Alister McGrath dismissed Dawkins's maximum view of scientism as incorrect and, using critical realism and the psychology of perception, challenged his atheistic view. The point of leading research is to evaluate and measure this encounter. In this study, we have used analytical and library-based method and technique. The research shows that although the analysis of McGrath from a theistic point of view of the universe as an interpretive framework solves Dawkins' alleged conflict between science and religion, it still cannot be away from epistemological relativism. At the same time, some of his critiques on the proof of improbability are not without weakness.
Keywords: Dawkins, Maggrath, Evolutionary Atheism, Critical Realism, Perceptual Psychology
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: کلام جدید
Received: 2021/03/12 | Accepted: 2021/07/17 | Published: 2021/11/10 | ePublished: 2021/11/10
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Qolizadeh A, Daneshvar Y. Alister McGrath's Encounter with Richard Dawkins' Evolutionary Atheism and Its Critical Evaluation. Andishe-Novin-E-Dini. 2021; 17 (65) :183-204
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Volume 17, Issue 65 (summer 2021) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علمی اندیشه نوین دینی A Research Quarterly in Islamic Theology (kalam) and Religious Studies
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