The Foundational Questions in Science series was developed as part of a co-publishing alliance with Yale University Press. Each book is written by a prominent researcher and is designed to examine philosophical assumptions undergirding research on questions of importance.
The New Threats to Freedom Series consists of small books written by noted policy experts on critical topics such as government entitlements, the explosion of working-aged males permanently out of the labor force, and the mistaken expectation for political power to bring about economic advancement.
To learn more about our New Threats to Freedom Series, please visit www.newthreatstofreedom.com.
The Spirituality and Mental Health Series is designed to educate both clinical practitioners and religious professionals about the valuable role spirituality can play in mental health.
Series Editors: J. Wentzel van Huyssteen and Khalil Chamcham
Project Editor: Larry Witham
In our fast-paced and high-tech era, when visual information seems so dominant, the need for short and compelling books has increased. This conciseness and convenience is the goal of the Templeton Science and Religion Series. We commissioned scientists in a range of fields to distill their experience and knowledge into a brief tours of their specialties. They are writing for a general audience, readers with interests in the sciences or the humanities, which includes religion and theology.
The relationship between science and religion has been likened to four types of doorways. The first two enter a realm of “conflict” or “separation” between these two views of life and the world. The next two doorways, however, open to a world of “interaction” or “harmony” between science and religion. We have asked our authors to enter these latter doorways to judge the possibilities. They begin with their sciences and, in aiming to address religion, return with a wide variety of critical viewpoints.