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SOURCE:    Manuscript. Tambov: Gramota, 2021. № 12. P. 2736-2743.
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A. McGrath’s Critical-Realistic Methodology of Dialogue between Science and Religion

Kiryanov Dmitry Viktorovich
Tobolsk Theological Seminary

Submitted: 16.10.2021
Abstract. The paper aims to reveal the specificity and characteristic features of R. Bhaskar’s critical realism methodology used by A. McGrath in the development of the problem of the dialogue between science and religion. The article presents the analysis of the grounds for A. McGrath’s use of Bhaskar’s version of critical realism in the dialogue between science and religion, shows the specificity and difficulties of the transition from realism in science to realism in religion, limited application of critical realism in theology. The scientific originality of the research consists in the complex analysis of the methodology of Bhaskar’s version of critical realism used by A. McGrath in building the dialogue between science and religion. As a result, it has been proved that even though A. McGrath’s critical realism can serve as a bridge in the dialogue between scientific and religious view of the world, its role in this dialogue is limited because of a priori theological character of McGrath’s perception of nature.
Key words and phrases: А. Макграт, Р. Бхаскар, критический реализм, наука и религия, философия науки, A. McGrath, R. Bhaskar, critical realism, science and religion, philosophy of science
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