Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of magisterium.

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Examples

  • Whether our private pilgrimages bring us to the transcendent rationalism of Clarke, the numinous heresies of Tolkien, or anywhere else on the continuum that stretches from Spaceship Rama to Middle Earth, we find ourselves in "magisteria" that rarely, if ever, operate independently of their ostensible opposites.

    MIND MELD: Is Science Fiction Antithetical to Religion?

  • In any case, the belief that religion and science occupy separate magisteria is dishonest.

    Dawkins the Meme-Daddy

  • As I pointed out in my original blog, Dawkins believes "the belief that religion and science occupy separate magisteria is dishonest."

    A Scientific Worldview?

  • Many biologists believe the answer is to present evolution as less menacing to religious belief than it really is "¦" ¦ This was the soothing contention of the famed paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, who argued that science and religion were separate "magisteria," or domains of teaching.

    Atheists Speak Out

  • Theology and philosophy are different areas, or "magisteria" in Stephen Gould's wording.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Gould's most popular work, by far, was his 1981 book non-overlapping magisteria, which suggested that science and religion occupy two entirely separate "magisteria".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • This was the soothing contention of the famed paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, who argued that science and religion were separate "magisteria," or domains of teaching "¦.

    Dawkins the Meme-Daddy

  • "magisteria," in Stephen Jay Gould's phrase, dividing religion from science.

    Evolution News & Views

  • I used to go along with scientists like the late Stephen Jay Gould, a man I have much respect for, who said that science and religion did not have to be in conflict, that they could peacefully co-exist as "non-overlapping magisteria."

    Joseph Smigelski: Life Without Religion

  • In his 1999 book Rocks of Ages, he tried to broker a truce between science and religion by claiming they are two utterly distinct realms of understanding, what he called "nonoverlapping magisteria" (NOMA).

    Steve Paulson: Spiritual Science, Rational Morality: Rethinking the Divide Between Science and Religion

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