An Evangelical Christian Response to Naturalistic Social Science

Clive Beed and Cara Beed

Clive Beed and Cara Beed argue that the relation of Christian belief to social science is little investigated today by theology or social science. In this essay they explore philosophical, methodological, and practical aspects of an evangelical Christian response to naturalistic social science, allegedly the most common current position in social science. Topics considered are the bearing of the Christian response on the naturalistic/non-naturalistic dichotomy in social science, the role attributed to science and scientific methods in the Christian position, and its relation to the normative stance that has often underlain social science historically. Mr. and Mrs. Beed are respectively retired Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Melbourne, Australia, and retired Lecturer in Sociology, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia.

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