Harmony of Science and Religion

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Bartholomew, G. “Harmony of Science and Religion: A Complementarity Perspective”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 1, no. 3, Sept. 1988, pp. 1-14, doi:10.31581/jbs-1.3.415(1989).


The principle of complementarity, first invoked to account for certain phenomena in quantum mechanics, is reviewed as an aid in understanding the nature of the harmony between science and religion. The close affinity between this principle and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s views concerning internal and external reality is explored, and the support the principle lends the Bahá’í tenets concerning the unity of mankind and the oneness of religion is outlined.

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