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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.
Board of Directors

Mark Harris (President), Ingrid Malm Lindberg (Secretary), Knut-Willy Saether (Council member), Michael Fuller (Vice-President for Publications), Andreas Losch (Treasurer), Joanna Leidenhag (Scientific Program Officer), Dariusz Kucharski (Council Member), Anne Runehov (Council Member), Lluis Oviedo (Editor of Reviews in Science, Religion and Theology), Joanna Leidenhag (Scientific Program Officer), Bruno Petrušić (Vice-President for ECST XX), Buki Fatona (Council Member), Philippe Gagnon (Council Member), Anne Runehov (Council Member), Jaime Tatay (Council Member), Dirk Evers (Previous President);

Services and Resources

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.

Religious Confession


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Assessed on: March 2022