Why the Science-Religion Dialogue Matters

A significant series of books has arisen from the conferences and other activities of ISSR since its inauguration in Granada in 2002. The first ISSR book, published 10 years ago, was on Why the Science-Religion Dialogue Matters (edited by Kevin Dutton and myself, published by the John Templeton Press). In the Preface I wrote: This book reflects the conviction that the dialogue between science and religion is of wide social and cultural importance. In many countries there has been a growing separation between science and religion, reflecting a fragmentation of society. The underlying conviction of the contributors to this book is that religion and science each proceed best when they are pursued in dialogue with each other, and also that our fragmented and divided world would benefit from