The Lab, the Temple and the Market

Reflections at the intersection of science, religion and development.   Bill Ryan sj was in charge of the project and wrote the post-script "Our Way of Proceeding".

Contributions from Promilla Kapur, Gregory Baum, Azizan Baharuddin, and Farzam Arbab.   Edited by Sharon M.P. Harper.  

Published by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).  Published in 2000.

This book meshes a discussion of development issues and processes with four different systems of religious belief: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i Faith.   The authors - each a scientist as well as a person of faith - show how religious belief and personal faith can be deeply motivational and strikingly fruitful in scientific pursuits.   Further, they emphasize how their faith has brought them a profound understanding of interconnectedness and compassion, and thus a wider perspective and greater sense of personal meaning to their research.

Available from your local library or to buy from IDRC.