Editors: Shiva Khalili, Fraser Watts, Harris Wiseman
Contributors: Michael Ruse, Michael Reiss, J. Wentzel Van Huyssteen, Mikael Stenmark, Philip Clayton, Nancey Murphy, Wesley Wildman, William Grassie, Abdolrahim Cavahi;
This book is a summary of a congress held on 27-29th August, 2015 at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria. It is also a result of two other congresses, held in May 2011, and 2006 in Teheran, Iran. At all three congresses, both the speakers and the aucience focused on the topic of science and/or religion. From our point of view this question is central to the search for truth, and central regarding discernment of the proper relationship between science and religion.
Date of Publication: 01/09/2017
Pages / Size: 220 / A5
Shiva Khalili is a clinical and health psychologist and a Lecturer at the Sigmund Freud Private University, Austria.
She founded the Department of Science and Religion at the National Research Center for Medical Sciences and later at the World Religions Research Center in Tehran. She has contributed to the organization of many national and international events in the field of science and religion, such as Tehran’s first congress on the dialogue between religion and science (2006), a conference on psychology, religion and culture (2011), and the International Conference on Science and/or Religion in Vienna (2015).
Fraser Watts is Emeritus Reader in Theology and Science at the University of Cambridge, where he was Director of the Psychology and Religion Research Group and a Fellow of Queens’ College.
He is a former President of the British Psychological Society and of the International Society for Science and Religion, and former Chair of the British Association of Christians in Psychology.
He remains Research Director of the Cambridge Institute for Applied Psychology and Religion, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln, UK. His recent books include Spiritual Healing: Scientific and Religious Perspectives (2011); God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne (edited with C. Knight); Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology (edited with G. Dumbreck, 2013); and Evolution, Religion and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays (edited with L. Turner, 2014).
Harris Wiseman is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Education, an administrator for the International Society of Science and Religion, and an assistant editor for the British Psychology Society’s periodical History and Philosophy of Psychology. He received his PhD in Divinity from the University of Cambridge, where he worked as a Research Associate. His publications include The Myth of the Moral Brain (2016), as well as various articles on the ethics of human moral bioenhancement and the theology and psychology of wisdom.