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Religion Textbook of the Month, October 2011

Keeping with the theme of Religion and Science, our textbook of the month is Philip Clayton’s Religion and Science: The Basics. Read this article to learn more...


Religion and science are arguably the two most powerful social forces in the world today. But where religion and science were once held to be compatible, most people now perceive them to be in conflict.

This unique book provides the best available introduction to the burning debates in this controversial field. Examining the defining questions and controversies, renowned expert Philip Clayton presents the arguments from both sides, asking readers to decide for themselves where they stand.

Viewpoints from a range of world religions and different scientific perspectives are explored, making this book essential reading for all those wishing to come to their own understanding of some of the most important debates of our day.

This book is part of The Basics series.

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  1. Religion and Science: The Basics

    By Philip Clayton

    Series: The Basics

    Religion and science are arguably the two most powerful social forces in the world today. But where religion and science were once held to be compatible, most people now perceive them to be in conflict. This unique book provides the best available introduction to the burning debates in this...

    Published August 18th 2011 by Routledge