The Gifford Lectures

The Gifford Lectures

The prestigious Gifford Lectureships were established by Adam Lord Gifford (1820–1887), a senator of the College of Justice in Scotland. The purpose of Lord Gifford's bequest to the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, St. Andrews and Aberdeen was to sponsor lectures to “promote and diffuse the study of Natural Theology in the widest sense of the term—in other words, the knowledge of God”.

The online Gifford Lectures database presents a comprehensive collection of books derived from the Gifford Lectures. In addition to the books, the Web site contains a biography of each lecturer and a summary of the lecture or book. The Web site also contains a biography of Adam Lord Gifford, a copy of his will bequeathing money to the four major Scottish universities to hold the lectures, a brief description of natural theology, an introduction to each of the four universities and news about forthcoming Gifford-related events.

New Threats to Freedom

New Threats to Freedom

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. You can learn more about this series at newthreatstofreedom.com.

Templeton Science and Religion Book Series

Templeton Science and Religion Book Series

In the Templeton Science and Religion Series, scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. The series was launched in 2008 with the publication of Harold G. Koenig’s book, Medicine, Religion, and Health. Since that time, the series editors J. Wentzel van Huyssteen and Khalil Chamcham have expanded it to nine titles covering everything from paleontology, to neuroscience, to technology.