ESSSAT – European Society for the Study of Science and Theology
ESSSAT is a scholarly organization, based in Europe, which aims to promote the study of relationships between the natural sciences and theological views. ESSSAT has members from almost every European country as well as members from other continents. They have different confessional backgrounds, and may include believers as well as non-believers and atheists. As scientists, theologians, philosophers and historians they work on a better understanding of the interactions between two of the most powerful human pursuits, namely religion and science.
ESSSAT’s aims are:
- to advance the open and critical communication between theology and science;
- to share their knowledge for the mutual benefit of each;
- to work on the solution of interdisciplinary problems.
Dirk Evers (President), Dr. Knut-Willy Saether (Vice President), Dr. Sara Lumbreras Sancho (Vice President), Michael Fuller (Vice-President for Publications), Dr. Roland Karo (Treasurer), Ingrid Malm Lindberg (Secretary), Dr Sarah Lane Ritchie (Scientific Program Officer), Mark Harris (Council Member), Dariusz Kucharski (Council Member), Andreas Losch (Council Member), Dr. Anne Runehov (Council Member), Dr. Antje Jackelén (Immediate Past-President), Dr Lluis Oviedo (Editor of ESSAT News), Dr Joanna Leidenhag (Scientific Program Officer).
ESSSAT organizes the European Conferences on Science and Theology. Information about present and past editions are available on the website.
The organization awards the ESSSAT Research Prizes and the ESSSAT Student Prizes.
A rich section calls "Publications" contains also a link to the two series of books published by ESSSAT: "Issues in Science and Theology" and "Studies in Science and Theology". Also availlable the newsletter ESSSAT-News & Reviews.
The "Membership" section includes information about how to apply to become a member.