Hart on Materialism

“Precisely how does materialism (which is just a metaphysical postulate, of extremely dubious logical coherence) entail exclusive ownership of scientific knowledge? […] The notion that we have only lately discovered that God cannot be found as a discrete physical object or force within the manifold of nature, […] is somehow a staggering blow to ‘that hypothesis’—though, curiously enough, Augustine or Philo or Ramanuja (and so on) could have told him as much: God is not a natural phenomenon. Is it really so difficult to grasp that the classical concept of God has always occupied a logical space that cannot be approached from the necessarily limited perspective of natural science?” David Bentley Hart

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