The Great Partnership
God, Science, and the Search for Meaning
In this challenging book, Jonathan Sacks sets out a clear and vigorous argument for the complementary nature of science and religion, ranging widely through history and philosophy to prove that both are necessary if we are to understand the human condition.
Drawing comparisons from different cultures and delving deep into the history of language and of western civilisation, Jonathan Sacks shows that the current battle between science and religion is based on a false dichotomy. The tired arguments of militant atheists must be set aside. Faith has always played a valuable part in human culture, inspiring people to moral greatness and enabling them to build communities where individuals are cherished and loving kindness is practised.
Far from being dismissed as irrelevant, religion has a vital role in tempering and developing the scientific conversation – for history clearly teaches that when a society loses its soul, it will soon lose its future.