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  • Existing Research on the Public

    John H. Evans

    Chapter from the book: Evans, J. 2018. Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict Between Religion and Science.


    This chapter turns to research on the contemporary public, starting with with an examination of the teachings of the major religious traditions in the U.S. It is only conservative Protestantism that could be teaching knowledge conflict. The general structure of belief in the public is discussed, as well as the nature of contemporary religious belief in the U.S. and the public’s view of science. This all suggests that it is unlikely that the contemporary religious public is in systemic knowledge conflict with science, but is rather more likely to see any conflict as concerning morality.

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    Evans, J. 2018. Existing Research on the Public. In: Evans, J, Morals Not Knowledge. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.47.e

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    Published on Feb. 9, 2018