Q&A: Theology and Philosophy

David H. Bailey
24 Sep 2014 (c) 2014

This section lists numerous questions in the area of theology, philosophy and related topics, and then presents answers based on best available scholarship. This material was assembled by the editor, except where otherwise indicated. Each page linked to below includes detailed references.

  1. What are the theological advantages to an evolutionary worldview? Advantages
  2. Are there benefits to religious belief and participation? Benefits
  3. Is the Bible supported by modern archaeology? Bible archaeology
  4. Can biblical chronology be used to date creation? Bible chronology
  5. Does the Bible allow for creation via an evolutionary process? Bible-creation
  6. Is the Bible inerrant? Bible-inerrant
  7. Can the Bible be read as a scientific textbook? Bible-science
  8. Is the big bang cosmology in conflict with Judeo-Christian theology? Big bang theology
  9. Is the scientific picture of creation in conflict with the Judeo-Christian Bible? Creation
  10. Is God a Great Deceiver? Deceiver
  11. Is the "red in tooth and claw" natural world consistent with Judeo-Christian theism? Elevating
  12. Is there a theology of evolution? Evolution-theology
  13. Can the existence of God be established by scientific experimentation? Is God a scientific hypothesis? God hypothesis
  14. Can (or should) God be found in the gaps of scientific knowledge? God of the gaps
  15. Does modern science repudiate miracles? Miracles
  16. Is a universe governed by comprehensible natural laws in conflict with Judeo-Christian theism? Natural law
  17. Will religion just fade away? Religion fade away
  18. What do major religious leaders and denominations say about the "war" between science and religion? Religions
  19. Does science have all the answers? Science answers
  20. What do leading scientists and scientific societies say about the "war" between science and religion? Scientists
  21. What do major theologians say about the "war" between science and religion? Theologians