Fascinating paper by Ross McKenzie professor of Physics at UQ, linked to from his blog here. I have to admit some of it is a bit over my head, but I think his basic point is that Scientists are recognising that there is value in studying objects for their own sake, and not just reducing them to the parts they are made up of – this is the idea of ’emergence’ (nothing to do with emerging church!!!).
He argues that an understanding of emergence can encourage theologians to take the approach of Karl Barth and study God for his own sake and not feel the need to justify everything with respect to other academic disciplines such as history, sociology and science.
Great to have someone doing such careful thinking about Science and Theology.