Sean McDowell Interviews J. P. Moreland about Scientism and Secularism

September 5, 2018

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Our friend, Sean McDowell, did a quick interview with J. P. Moreland in which they preview the soon-to-be-released Scientism and Secularism book.

Here is an excerpt from that interview:

SEAN MCDOWELL: You've written a new book called Scientism and Secularism and have said its one of the most important books you have ever written. What makes this book so unique and timely?

J.P. MORELAND: Our culture is rapidly going the way of Europe, namely, it is becoming more secular. At the root of this change is a false view of knowledge called scientism: The only knowledge we can have of reality comes from the hard sciences, especially, chemistry and physics. This leaves theological, ethical, political, and other claims most important to us as assertions no one can know are true. Scientism opens the door for Postmodern relativism to enter these areas of life and turn them into private feelings, blind faith, and so on.

MCDOWELL: At its heart, why do you think secularism fails?

MORELAND: Because it (a) cannot withstand a critical evaluation as I show in Scientism and Secularism; (b) holds to a self-refuting, faulty one-size-fits-all theory of the nature and limits of knowledge. I make all this clear and assessable in the book to an ordinary reader…

The full-text of the interview can be found at

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