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The Complementary Nature Of Theology And Science: Fact Or Fiction?, Lesley Holmes Apr 1994

The Complementary Nature Of Theology And Science: Fact Or Fiction?, Lesley Holmes

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

The traditional stereotype of historical conflict between scientific knowledge and religious belief has long ago been abandoned--or so we are often assured. Unfortunately, those who assert this are wrong. The old stereotype is alive and well--society still sees Galileo as being threatened with torture by a malevolent Inquisition unless he renounces his scientific theories. The trial of Galileo has been called the greatest scandal in Christendom. As such, it represents the socalled crack in the wall between theology and science. Consequently, I chose to examine the events leading up to the trial (and the trial itself) in an attempt to ...


The Heart Of Community: Marriage, Friendship, And Sexual Love An Argument Against In Vitro Fertilization And Artificial Contraception, Allison Angelo Apr 1994

The Heart Of Community: Marriage, Friendship, And Sexual Love An Argument Against In Vitro Fertilization And Artificial Contraception, Allison Angelo

Philosophy Undergraduate Theses

In the spring of 1993,1 decided to write an honors thesis concerning the issues of z'« vitro fertilization (hereafter, IVF) and artificial contraception. At that point, I was sure that I, as a Catholic, would employ natural law ethics to support my arguments against IVF and artificial birth control. However, as I began my research, I discovered that friendship has played an essential role in the understanding of marriage and sexual intercourse throughout the history of the Church. An adherence to the language of 'nature' seemingly oversimplified both the role of sexual intercourse in marriage, and the problems presented ...