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The Pari Dialogues: Essays in Science, Religion, Society and the Arts – Volume 1

Edited by F. David Peat

Categories: Religion / Ethics

Language: English

Pages: 240

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ISBN: 978-88-901960-5-8

Size: 5.5" x 8.5" / 128 x 198 mm

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The first in an annual series written by leaders in their fields who are known for the breadth and depth of their knowledge.

The first in a series of essays contributed by experts in their fields who reflect the philosophy of, and the discussions held at, the Pari Center for New Learning. While the essays have been divided into three main areas, they form a unified volume since each one enriches and informs the others.

The Pari Dialogues is edited by the scientist and writer F. David Peat who is also the director of the Pari Center for New Learning.

Science and Religion

The role of belief in the lives of scientists, and the connections between science and faith. These essays also address the question: What should be the proper boundaries between religion and science?

Origins and Creation
George V. Coyne, S.J., Emeritus Director, Vatican Observatory
The Wonder of Creation
Virginia Del Re, Islamic scholar
Science, Religion, and Me Personally
Colin Tudge, Science writer
Parallel Lines: Faraday and Pasteur
F. David Peat, Scientist
From Stardust to Angel Dust
James Kemp, Lawyer


These essays explore such rich ground, as the roads to peace, the need for sustainable societies, and two very different worldviews.

Against the Institution of War
John Avery, Scientist
Very Different Butterflies: The Scope for Deep Complementary between Western and Native American Science
Sean Howard, Political Scientist
The Contribution of Religions to a Just and Sustainable Economic Development
Edy Korthals Altes, former Dutch Ambassador, Honorary President of Religions for Peace
Globalization between Market and Democracy: Rediscovering the legacy of E.F. Schumacher
Hendrik Opdebeeck, Philosopher and economist

The Arts

The nature of the creative act in both literature and art, and the experiences of the artist and writer at work.

Writing as Alchemy: Lessons from the Land of St. Francis
David Keplinger, Poet
Making Literature, Science – and Love?
Alison MacLeod, Novelist
The Inner Darkness of the Body
Interview with Sculptor Antony Gormley