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Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man
Chapter 3: Forging a Friendly Alliance Between Mormonism and Science

Part of our book chapter reprint series, this chapter by John W. Welch originally appeared in Science & Mormonism Series 1: Cosmos, Earth, and Man (2016).

Abstract: Science and religion have often been at odds. In this chapter, John W. Welch sketches a few ideas “that may point religion and science to a more constructive, synergistic, symbiotic relationship.”

At the time of the original publication of this chapter, John W. Welch was the Robert K. Thomas Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University.

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About the Interpreter Foundation Book Chapter Reprint Series

The purpose of this reprint series is to make individual chapters from books published by The Interpreter Foundation more accessible to readers. Chapters from large format books will be made available as pdf files, while chapters from smaller format books will appear within the Interpreter journal, making this content available in a form suitable for many popular digital readers.

Although in some instances the formatting and pagination may have been changed, the content of this chapter, like others in this reprint series, is identical to what appeared in its original book publication. It has not been updated to incorporate research that has appeared subsequently nor to reflect the current practice of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use the full name of the Church and to avoid terms such as “Mormon” and “LDS.”

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