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An Austinian Answer to Textual Indeterminacy 5. Historical Distance and the baptist Vision 6. Conclusion PART III - Science, Religion, and Ethics Chapter 8 - Theology and Postmodern Philosophy of Sciences 1. Introduction 2. The Evidential Value of Religiaus Experience 3. Data and Theories of Instrumentation 4. Theological Equivalents of Theories of Instrumentation 5. Epistemological Problems in Theology 6. Conclusion Chapter 9 - Theology and Ethics in the Hierarchy of the Sciences 1. Introduction 2.
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