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Philosophia Christi 23 (1):101-124 (2021)
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Abstract

Would the existence of extraterrestrial intelligent life conflict in any way with Christian belief? We identify six areas of potential conflict. If there be no conflict in any of these areas—and we argue ultimately there is not—we are confident in declaring that there is no conflict, period. This conclusion underwrites the integrity of theological explorations into the existence of ETI, which has become a topic of increasing interest among theologians in recent years.

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C. A. McIntosh
Cornell University (PhD)
Tyler McNabb
St. Francis University

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