Gabriel Lefebvre

The Big Bang : Scientific Theory or Religious Cosmogony ?

This article proposes to analyse the scientific theory of the Big Bang as a religious cosmogony. Using the conceptual framework of myth, as defined in the field of religious sciences, such questions as how, and within what limits the Big Bang theory becomes a sacred discourse on the origins of the world, are explored. This analysis sets out the potential to discuss the religious aspects of science, i.e., the symbolical role it plays in contemporary postmodern culture.