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This conference paper was originally published as:

de Berg, K. C. (1990). Order and chance in nature and scripture: Towards a basis for constructive dialogue. In H. Rasi (Ed.),Christ in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Faith and Learning Seminar, Avondale College, Cooranbong (pp. 111-128). Silver Spring, MD: Institute for Christian Teaching.


In this essay I will deal with just two aspects related to the fundamental questions being addressed by science and theology. These are the concepts of order and chance. Firstly I will define how these terms will be used in this paper I will then deal with how the concepts of order and chance have developed within the study of nature in the scientific context and follow this with the use of the concepts in the scriptural context. It is then intended to discuss how these concepts can be used as a basis for dialogue. This is followed by a discussion of features related to the teaching- learning environment and a summary conclusion.


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