Cosmology and Theology

[Revised entry by Hans Halvorson and Helge Kragh on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As long as humans have been trying to make sense of the universe, they have been proposing
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[Revised entry by Hans Halvorson and Helge Kragh on April 5, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] As long as humans have been trying to make sense of the universe, they have been proposing cosmological theories. Furthermore, the notion of a deity often plays a central role in these cosmological theories. According to most monotheistic religions, God is the sole creator and sustainer of the universe. But the last one hundred years have seen a different sort of cosmology: a scientific cosmology. Without running afoul of the demarcation problem, the notable characteristics of scientific...

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