Living with the Great Divide
Philosopher William Halverson argues that the great divide in Western thought is between those with a naturalistic worldview and those who have a nonnaturalistic one. For those who practice science, naturalism dominates the work environment. This is especially challenging for the Christian who experiences liminality or marginality as a result. This presentation offers a frame of reference involving two principles as a way forward to a deeper understanding of our expectations: the principle of proximity to the anthropological, and the principle of methodological subsidiarity. Plato, Augustine, Leo XIII, and Bernard Ramm figure in the discussion.