Looking Back, Looking Forward

Edited by Neil Spurway and Louise Hickman

Forty Years of Science and Religion: Looking Back, Looking Forward is a collection of papers and writings published by the Science and Religion Forum. The book celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the UK’s Science and Religion Forum by bringing together leading scientific and theological thinkers to reflect on the last four decades of the science-theology conversation and to chart new directions for its future.

Through an engagement with some of the most recent developments in the sciences as diverse as quantum holism, theories of emergence, technology studies, and the sociology of religion, the book explores a broad range of pressing theological questions, such as: What is religion? What does it mean to be human? How can theology best respond to the ecological crisis?

Various authors write on differing aspects of theology and science including areas on cancer and disability and the authors look forward to show how science and theology might come together to form a broader self-understanding of human flourishing, to aid the pastoral care of those affected by cancer.

Forty Years of Science and Religion: Looking Back, Looking Forward is out now and you can buy the book now from Cambridge Scholars Publishing.